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Despite speculation that Arakan, Chin and Sagaing regions would not be ready in time, Burma’s election commission says it is up to speed.
The 2015 election is up and running. Political parties take to the streets on the first day of what is sure to be a tense and competitive campaign period.
Red tape and confusion contributed to apathy, resulting in only 19,000 of the millions of Burmese abroad registered to vote.
The NLD submitted the highest number of female candidates, with 168 women contesting polls, followed by the USDP with 72.
Burma’s state-run broadcaster will carry 15-minute party political broadcasts throughout the 60-day campaign period ahead of the general election on 8 November, but authorities have dictated a number of red lines.