The Union Election Commission has released the seventh round of election results.
Category: 2015 Elections
Observers from the European Union’s Election Observation Mission on Tuesday refused to call the Burma’s national poll “truly genuine” given the fact that the military commands an automatic 25 percent of seats without being elected, as well as the mass disenfranchisement of Muslim candidates and Rohingya voters.
Htay Oo has admitted defeat in his own bid to win a seat, but media reports that the USDP have conceded the election are unfounded.
“I’ve never been this excited,” said one Rangoon woman as she lined up to vote in Burma’s historic general elections on Sunday.
In Kawhmu, a rural district south of Rangoon, elderly voters, perhaps those most used to an early wake-up, file into the voting booth.
The ruling party has staked much of its legacy on its building works, from roads to agriculture to the restoration of holy sites.