The Federal Union Party (FUP) comprises former members of 16 ethnic political parties and was formed in mid-2013. Its stronghold area is Shan state, where it hopes to challenge the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party and Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy at the polls.
Although its members contested the 2010 general election and the 2012 by-elections, no seats were won. During the Nov. 8 elections, it will field 37 candidates in Ayeyawady, Magwe, Mandalay, Sagaing, Yangon, Shan, Mon and Kayah states and regions.
Address: No 73/75 Upper Panzaundaung Road, Mingalar Taungnyunt Township, Yangon
Phone: 09 250 11 2323, 09 863 2918, 09 799 118
Saw Than Myint (vice-chairman)
Kyaw Zan Thar (secretary 1)
Number of MPs:
State/region parliament - 0
Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) - 0
Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) - 0
Nunbers of candidates in 2015 elections: 37
State/region parliament - 22
Amyotha Hluttaw - 3
Pyithu Hluttaw - 12