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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar military prepares for election in bid for legitimacy

Skepticism of 'free and fair' vote widespread a year before August 2023 deadline

Myanmar poll workers count votes in the November 2020 general election.

BANGKOK -- A year from its promised August 2023 deadline, Myanmar's military government is touting progress toward a general election whose fairness has been questioned and that many voters appear likely to boycott.

Over two months, 3,600 election commission, military and other personnel created a database of roughly 51 million people, to be compiled into voter rolls after cross-checking the information, the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar reports.

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