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Politics

Myanmar backtracks on plan to postpone poll

Residents of Thingangyun in Yangon cheer as NLD candidates go on walkabout in the district on Oct. 13.(Photo: Simon Roughneen)

YANGON -- Hours after Myanmar's main opposition party objected to a proposal by the country's Union Election Commission to postpone a national poll scheduled for Nov. 8, the government changed tack and announced that the vote would go ahead as scheduled.

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