People’s Party (PP)

It was founded and registered in 2019 by former student leaders of the 1988 pro-democracy demonstrations against military rule. Before the 2015 elections, some of them sought to join the NLD but were not selected as candidates. This time around, they have formed their own political party and are planning to contest about half of constituencies nationwide, hoping to appeal to voters seeking an alternative to the NLD.

Ko Ko Gyi

He was vice chairman of All Burma Federation of Student Unions during the 1988 uprising. He was arrested in 1990 and imprisoned over his support for Aung San Suu Kyi and her nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. He was imprisoned again with other student leaders in 2007 after calling for a reduction in fuel prices. In all, he spent 17 years in prison from 1991 to 2012. He plans to contest in 2020 elections in South Okkalapa township in Yangon.