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Myanmar authorities seek to delay election due to flooding

Myanmar authorities are seeking to delay a national election on November 8 due to flooding in parts of the country, threatening to push back the first vote since 1990 to include former political prisoners such as Aung San Suu Kyi. Suu Kyi's opposition National League for Democracy was the only major political party to object to the plan, an NLD official said. "The reason they gave for a postponement was not reasonable," Win Htein, an NLD lawmaker, said by phone on Tuesday after a meeting with election authorities to discuss a possible delay. During July and August, floods in Myanmar killed 121 people and caused more than 1.6 million to flee their homes, according to...