People await election results in Myanmar

    People await election results in Myanmar

    Nov 9, Naypyidaw: Votes are counted in Myanmar as people are awaiting the results of openly contested national election in 25 years. The preliminary results are expected early today.

    National League for Democracy (NLD) led by Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to win the elections. The military-backed Union Solidarity Development Party (USDP) has been in power since 2011.

    In one of the earliest and most significant known results, the ruling party's Shwe Mann, who is speaker of the lower house of parliament, conceded defeat in his constituency to the NLD candidate.

    Tens of thousands of officials and volunteers have been counting the votes, first in each of the 50,000 polling stations, then tallying them in constituency offices of the Election Commission.

    The results will not be known for at least a few days, and the president will only be chosen in February or possibly later.

    The Oslo Times


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