Sunday’s polls closed across Myanmar for general elections that were expected to deliver the government of Aung San Suu Kyi another term. Election workers have begun to count the ballots. Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) won a landslide victory in the last election in 2015 — the first polls after the nation emerged from nearly five decades of junta rule in 2011. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate remains the country’s most popular politician, but her government has been hampered by a clause in the 2008 army-drafted constitution that gives the military 25% of the seats in Parliament, allowing it to block constitutional reforms. More than 37 million people were eligible to cast ballots in the polls, although there were concerns the coronavirus pandemic could impact voter turnout. The Election Commission said it would begin to announce results early Monday. Read more : Coronavirus and security issues cast a pall over Myanmar polls Watch video 01:58 Share Rohingya candidates rejected Send Facebook Twitter reddit EMail Facebook Messenger Web Whatsapp Web Telegram linkedin Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3heBq Rohingya politicians excluded from Myanmar election Safety Concerns The UN had raised concerns about the chance of violence during the election. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Secretary-General Antonio Guterres believed “the… Read full this story
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