The National League for Democracy will field the most candidates of any party in the upcoming election and is set to gain a large portion of seats in the Union Parliament if pre-polling predictions prove correct.
The NLD was formed in the wake of the 1988 student uprisings under the leadership of pro-democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, the daughter of “the father of independence”, Bogyoke Aung San. Myanmar's struggle for democracy and the NLD are inextricably linked; its tens of millions of supporters are unwavering in their belief that the NLD will bring an end to over five decades of authoritarian rule.
Should the NLD form a government, chairman Suu Kyi is bared from the presidency through a clause in the 2008 constitution but has publicly stated that she will be in control of the party regardless of who's president. The constitution awards the military 25% of seats so the NLD must win 67% of seats if it is to have an outright majority, which would enable them to freely pass legislature and choose the president.
Address: 97B West Shwegondaing Road,  Bahan Township,Yangon, Myanmar
Phone: 01 640 461
Spokesperson: Win Htein
Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairman
Numbers of MPs: 45
State/Region parliament - 3
Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) -5
Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) - 37
Numbers of candidates in 2015 elections: 1123
State/Region parliament - 644
Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) - 163
Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) - 316