Myanmar November Election Campaign Opens: What You Need to Know

  • Nobel Prize Winner Suu Kyi Barred From Becoming President
  • Army Automatically Granted a Quarter of Seats in Legislature

Campaigning for Myanmar’s Nov. 8 general election begins with as many as 90 parties competing for legislature seats. It’s the first vote since the formation of a quasi-civilian government in 2011 and probably the most transparent since Myanmar’s former military rulers began dabbling with multi-party voting in 1990.

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