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Myanmar's Rohingya excluded from November elections

Muslim politicians 'disqualified' by election commission from parliamentary bids

YANGON -- Three years after a massive exodus from Myanmar to Bangladesh of over 700,000 Rohingya, the country's Buddhist majority is set to exclude members of this Muslim minority from running in the Nov. 8 election.

As political parties gear up their campaigns, it has become clear that the Rohingya are not able to participate. There remains an estimated 600,000 Rohingya in the country, but most are not recognized as citizens under laws promulgated under military rule in the last century. Some that do are also unable to run.

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