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Aung San Suu Kyi votes in Myanmar election

Saturday, November 07, 2015 - 00:57

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi casts her ballot in Myanmar's historic election. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi cast her ballot in Sunday's historic national election in Yangon, Myanmar. Suu Kyi's party is expected to win the largest share of votes cast by an electorate of about 30 million, who will choose from among thousands of candidates standing for parliament and regional assemblies. The Nobel peace laureate is barred from taking the presidency herself under a constitution written by the junta to preserve its power, even if her National League of Democracy party wins a landslide. Suu Kyi has said that if she does win, she will be the power behind the new president regardless of a constitution she has derided as "very silly". Suu Kyi won the last free vote in 1990, but the military ignored the result. She spent most of the next 20 years under house arrest before her release in 2010.

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Aung San Suu Kyi votes in Myanmar election

Saturday, November 07, 2015 - 00:57