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Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar says election to be held as planned despite flooding

Myanmar's general election will go ahead as planned on Nov. 8 despite a proposed delay because of recent landslides and flooding, the election commission said Tuesday. Union Election Commission Chairman Tin Aye had signaled in a meeting with political parties earlier Tuesday that the parliamentary election could be postponed either nationwide or in areas hit by heavy monsoon rains. The opposition National League for Democracy party led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, which is expected to do well in the polls, said it was against a delay. Government officials met later with the election commission and decided that a delay would cause a variety of problems, officials said. ...