11 August 2019
2019 International Youth Day Event was jointly organized by the Union Election Commission (UEC) and International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) in Mandalay, yesterday.
At the event UEC Chairman U Hla Thein clarified the importance role of qualified youths with general knowledge in establishing a democratic country and that of more involvement and participation of youth in the democratic process.
He also added that the 2020 General Elections will be held under the five norms of free, fair, transparent and credible manner and the number of young voters reaching the age of 18 years would be about 5 million in the 2020 General Election. He also explained about the Commission’s education works on electoral process in cooperation with civil society and international organizations for youth to participate, to be more involved and vote correctly in the 2020 General Election.
Next, youth organizations and attendees conducted poster competition on voter education to raise the role of youth participation in elections.
Later, UEC Chairman inspected the exhibits and information resources displayed by CSOs and youth network groups to increase the role of youth participation in voter education and increase general knowledge.
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