Otago Daily Times

Elec­tion not recog­nised

- Politics · Elections · Myanmar · National League for Democracy - Myanmar · Aung San · Yangon · Union Solidarity and Development Party · Aung San Suu Kyi

Yan­gon: Myan­mar's mil­i­tary­backed op­po­si­tion party said yes­ter­day it would not recog­nise an elec­tion held ear­lier this week and urged au­thor­i­ties to hold an­other vote.

The Union Sol­i­dar­ity and De­vel­op­ment Party (USDP) said at a news con­fer­ence the vote was con­ducted un­fairly and the party had asked the elec­tion com­mis­sion for a re­run.

The rul­ing Na­tional League for Democ­racy (NLD), led by Aung San Suu Kyi, has es­tab­lished a clear lead in early re­sults and the party has claimed vic­tory over­all, cit­ing its own un­of­fi­cial tally. — Reuters

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