Myanmar Confirms It Plans to Hold General Election in Late 2020

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Myanmar is preparing to hold a general election in late 2020, the nation’s election agency said, confirming expectations of a vote before the end of the year.

The exact date will depend on the novel coronavirus situation, according to the election commission.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party scored a landslide victory in the last election in November 2015, sparking optimism that the nation would flourish as it emerged from a half-century of military rule.

But the stigma of genocide allegations over the treatment of the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority subsequently overshadowed her administration.

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