The Wa Democratic Party was founded in 2010 and contested in the flawed polls held by the former junta that same year; it won five seats. The party claims 15,000 members among the ethnic Wa people, who mostly live in the Special Region 2, a zone in northern Shan State controlled by the United Wa State Army. There will be no voting in Special Region 2 in the Nov. 8 poll.
The Wa Democratic Party is a member of the Nationalities Brotherhood Federation, an alliance of 23 ethnic minority parties in Myanmar.
Address: No H 4/7, Theindi Road, Ward 8, Lashio Township, Shan State
Phone: 09 5261401
Party leaders: Khun Tun Lu (chairman)
Number of MPs:
State/Region parliament — 0
Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) — 1
Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) — 2
Number of candidates in 2015 elections: 11
State/region parliament — 7
Amyotha Hluttaw — 1
Pyithu Hluttaw — 3