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Myanmar's Suu Kyi faces hard race in countryside as elections loom

Ethnic parties merge to run against ruling National League for Democracy

YANGON -- Myanmar's voting commission on Wednesday announced that general elections will be held on Nov. 8. The National League for Democracy, led by State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, is expected to win the majority in both legislative houses, although the ruling party is likely to face tough battles in rural constituencies home to the country's diverse ethnic groups.

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