Burma Times: January 27, 2016
The Arakan Nationalist Party (ANP) released a declaration of directives on January 20 in which the party urged to all its election won MPs, Central Executives and members of Central Committee to keep themselves absolute away from forming next coming new government lead by NLD.
The directives came out from its head-office a day after ANP released a statement on January 19 in which the party claimed to stand as opposition if it does not get the opportunity of leading status on forming the new government.
Meanwhile, a member of NLD, also a Rakhine national U Nyi Bu told that the NLD will lead the even.
“Even though the USDP has discussed the issue regarding the forming government with ANP in 2010 but NLD seems having deficiency for this” said U Pho Min, the vice-chairman of ANP.
In January 19 release, ANP stated that the position of prime minister of Arakan must be secured for ANP which won majority of the sate parliamentary seats, as well if the party failed to take the leading role on forming new state government then it will stand for opposition.
As regard the release, many political activists in Yangon commented as the demand of ANP is unconstitutional. According to the constitution, it is clear that the prime minister will be appointed by the President.
According to the result of November 2015 election, ANP won 23 of state parliamentary seats while NLD won 9 seats and present ruling USDP won 3 seats an Arakan.