By-elections are held to fill a seat in Myanmar’s three legislative houses that has become vacant after holding the General Elections. Since August 2016, a total of 19 seats became vacant in Myanmar’s three legislative bodies. Vacancies occurred because members of parliament that were elected in the 2015 elections were either appointed to ministerial positions, or are now deceased.
There will be a total of 19 contested elections across 8 states and regions and includes 22 townships.
The amount of seats contested in the by-election per each legislative assembly includes 9 seats in the Pyithu Hluttaw, 3 seats in the Amyotha Hluttaw, and 7 seats in Region/State Assembly.
By-election will be conducted in April 1st 2017.