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Myanmar to hold general election on Nov 8

Jul 01, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
YANGON: Myanmar will hold its next general election on Nov 8, the country's election commission announced on Wednesday, in a test for the country's fledgling democratic government led by Aung San Suu Kyi.

Her promises of a soaring economy after her party's election have largely failed to materialise, while some ethnic minority groups say their concerns have gone unheard by her government.

As she is referred to by much of the country's public, remains a widely loved figure within Myanmar.

Her party's main challenger is the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party, which oversaw the country's transitional government for five years before Suu Kyi took office.

"They will further consolidate electoral democracy in a country that was under authoritarian rule for so many decades," he told AFP. The poll will be held on the back of the coronavirus pandemic, which has postponed political campaigns and wrought havoc on election plans around the world.