Myanmar's Regional, Ethnic Political Parties Fly Their Colors Before Polls

Myanmar, a multiethnic nation of 54 million people the size of France or Texas, holds nationwide elections on Nov. 8, with some 7,000 candidates from more than 90 parties, as well as independents, are vying for more than 1,100 seats available in both houses of the national parliament and in state and regional legislatures.

2020-10-20
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Kachin State People’s Party supporters campaigning in the state capital Myitkyina, Oct. 17, 2020. Credit: RFA /Elizabeth Jangma

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Kachin State People’s Party supporters campaigning on motorcycle in the state capital Myitkyina, Oct. 17, 2020. Credit: RFA /Elizabeth Jangma

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Kachin State People’s Party supporters carry their party’s flag amid campaigning in the state capital Myitkyina, Oct. 17, 2020. Credit: RFA /Elizabeth Jangma

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Ethnic Mon, PaO and Karen supporters backing ethnic parties in Thadon, Mon State, Oct. 19, 2020. Credit: RFA/Khine Soe Lin

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Mon Unity Party supporter waving party flag in Mudon, Mon State, Oct. 19, 2020. Credit: RFA/Khine Soe Lin

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Mon Unity Party supporters wave party flags in Mudon, Mon State, Oct. 19, 2020. Credit: RFA/Khine Soe Lin

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Ethnic Mon, PaO and Karen supporters backing ethnic parties in Thadon, Mon State, Oct. 19, 2020. Credit: RFA/Khine Soe Lin

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