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Polls open in Myanmar

Sunday, November 08, 2015 - 00:47

Voters head to the polls in Myanmar as the country holds it's first free nationwide election in 25 years. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Voting began on Sunday in Myanmar's first free nationwide election in 25 years, the Southeast Asian nation's biggest stride yet in a journey to democracy from dictatorship. The party of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to win the largest share of votes cast by an electorate of about 30 million, who will choose from among thousands of candidates standing for parliament and regional assemblies. But a legacy of military rule means she cannot become president after the election, even if her National League for Democracy (NLD) wins a landslide, and many voters at polling stations were doubtful the generals would accept the result. Officials say the winners of a few parliamentary seats will be announced by the end of Sunday, but a clear overall picture is not expected until Monday evening at the earliest.

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Polls open in Myanmar

Sunday, November 08, 2015 - 00:47