The start of dialogue among signatories of the peace accord ran into problems as some political parties voiced anger over being excluded from the process.
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The international community has heralded the historic elections in Burma as a victory for the people.
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.
In Kawhmu, a rural district south of Rangoon, elderly voters, perhaps those most used to an early wake-up, file into the voting booth.
Artist Ye Yint Hein takes DVB into his workshop, where he casts political portraits in chalk powder.
Burma opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, said she would rather lose the election than win through scandals as she campaigned in her constituency on the fringes of Burma’s commercial capital, Rangoon on Saturday.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s party is pushing the slogan ‘Time for Change’ in Burma. Volunteers in their leader’s electorate say that change begins at home.
For the 33.5 million Burmese voters who head to the polls on 8 November — many of whom will be first-time voters, choosing from more than 6,000 candidates, is not an easy task.