Unease and expectation as Myanmar prepares to vote

A man reads a newspaper featuring a special election double-spread front and back page, in Yangon, on November 7, 2015Final preparations were under way on Saturday for Myanmar’s first meaningful election in a generation, the day before a historic poll that could see Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition launched to power after decades of army rule. President Thein Sein, a former general who has led reforms since the sudden end of outright junta rule in 2011, insists his government — and the powerful army — will respect the outcome of the vote.

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