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Myanmar election

Myanmar election latest: Opposition suffers huge defeat

NLD invites ethnic parties into 'democratic federal union' as results roll in

Supporters of the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party wear T-shirts promoting leader Than Htay as they protest results at the Union Election Commission in Naypyitaw, on November 11.   © Reuters

YANGON -- Myanmar's citizens voted to choose their leaders for the next five years in an election on Sunday, with the National League for Democracy led by State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi is on track for a big win.

The polls, held amid the coronavirus pandemic, mark the second general election for the NLD under the current constitution. The party won a landslide in 2015 before taking the reins of government the following year.

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