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Myanmar opposition vows to break Suu Kyi's spell over voters

NLD expected to win in November but new parties, testing waters, set sight on 2025

Thet Thet Khine, left, leader of the People's Pioneer Party, and Ko Ko Gyi, right, head of People's Party, will challenge Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar's general elections in November. (Photos by Cape Diamond, Yuichi Nitta and Htet Aung Phyoe)

YANGON -- Ahead of general elections in November, new political parties are trying to woo voters away from Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy, hoping to offer the electorate a future beyond the rule of the iconic leader.

Two opposition leaders said the NLD leader had failed to deliver change and improvements they expected over the last five years, driving them away from the party to set up their own.

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