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Image of Asia: On the campaign trail in Myanmar

October 21, 2015

In this photo by Hkun Lat, supporters of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy ride bicycles campaigning for Myanmar’s upcoming general elections in Mandalay, the country’s second-largest city. The elections scheduled for Nov. 8 are the first since a nominally civilian government was installed in 2011. If the elections are credible, most observers believe the NLD will win the most seats in parliament and could even control a majority by forming a coalition with smaller parties. The general election is to be followed by a presidential election early next year when the army and the elected members of parliament will nominate a total of three candidates, and then all lawmakers will vote for the president.

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