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Pompeo says U.S. has concerns about Myanmar elections, will closely monitor process

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a bilateral meeting with Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena in Colombo, Sri Lanka October 28, 2020. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday said the United States has concerns about Myanmar’s parliamentary elections, which he said mark an important step in the country’s democratic transition, and will continue to closely monitor the process.

“The United States will continue to closely monitor the electoral process. We call on all relevant authorities to ensure tabulation of votes and resolution of complaints is undertaken in a transparent and credible manner,” Pompeo said in a statement.

Reporting by Daphne Psaledakis, Editing by Franklin Paul