Millions in Myanmar Vote in Historic Election

Some 30 million voters headed to the polls on Nov. 8, 2015 for elections seen as a test of whether the military's grip on power will loosen, allowing the country to transition toward greater democracy.


As voting began, long lines formed outside polling booths set up in Buddhist temples, schools and government buildings. A total of 91 parties are contesting, but the main fight is between Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy and the military-backed Union Solidarity Development Party.

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