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Saturday, November 7 2015

Final preparations were underway Saturday for Myanmar's first meaningful election in a generation, the day before the historic poll that ...

Saturday, November 7 2015

“I will vote for democracy; for the NLD”, this comment marked a break from my taxi driver's hitherto reservation to talk about ...

Saturday, November 7 2015

The eyes of the world will be on Myanmar on Sunday when the once pariah nation votes in general elections being contested by Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition for the first time in 25 years. 

Saturday, November 7 2015

As the faithful filed towards a Yangon mosque for Friday prayers, conversations readily turned to Myanmar's election, with hopes for ...

Saturday, November 7 2015

U Soe Myint, a 53-year-old regional assembly candidate for the opposition National League for Democracy collapsed on ...

Saturday, November 7 2015

Myanmar's boisterous election campaign draws to a close Friday, two days before milestone polls that could finally propel ...

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander in chief of the Myanmar Army talks during the meeting with journalists at Commander in Chief office in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 21 September 2015. Photo: EPA
Friday, November 6 2015

Myanmar votes on November 8. These are the key players:

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (C), chairperson of National League for Democracy (NLD) party, delivers a speech during her election campaign rally in Yangon, on 01 November 2015. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima
Friday, November 6 2015

The last time Myanmar held a nationwide election, Aung San Suu Kyi languished under house arrest while her party's ...

Aung San Suu Kyi, upon release from house arrest, greets throngs of cheering, happy crowds in front of her house on University Avenue in Yangon, November 13, 2010. Photo: Mizzima
Friday, November 6 2015

Myanmar goes to the polls on November 8 for what voters hope will be the country's fairest election in decades.

Special Police training in Maha Aungmye Township, Mandalay on October 20, 2015. Photo: Bo Bo/Mizzima
Friday, November 6 2015

The Myanmar Police Force has tightened security in Yangon Region, putting the region on ‘orange alert’ during the election period, the Global New Light of Myanmar reported on 6 November.

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