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Myanmar's ruling party gambles on incumbent lawmakers

Myanmar is in the grip of election fever, with a staggering 6,100-plus candidates from 93 political parties vying for 1,171 seats in November's historic ballot. In what is being portrayed as a clash of the titans, the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party is contesting 1,134 of the seats, while Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy is fielding the greatest number of candidates, 1,151, vying for seats in national and regional assemblies.

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