Voters head to the polls in Myanmar on Sunday, in what should be the first free general election in the country in 25 years. The NLD party of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is tipped to win by a landslide.
The party of Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won a string of seats in the country's by-elections. The vote was held to select MPs for parliament's upper houses and some state assemblies.
While only a few seats will be up for grabs, it will indicate how voters in Myanmar feel about their year-old government. De facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been criticized both in Myanmar and abroad.
Myanmar's opposition party, NLD, is expected to perform well in the upcoming parliamentary election - in large part due to the efforts of its leader Aung San Suu Kyi, with whom people have a unique relationship.
Myanmar's parliament has approved a new post for Aung San Suu Kyi. Banned by the constitution from becoming president as her children hold foreign citizenship, her new role is similar to that of a prime minister.
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