Suu Kyi forecast to triumph in virus-hit Myanmar election
Suu Kyi forecast to triumph in virus-hit Myanmar election

Vote counting started in Myanmar as polls closed Sunday in an election that is expected to return to power the government of Aung San Suu Kyi, who remains a hero at home in spite of a reputation abroad shattered by the Rohingya crisis.The election is just the second since the Southeast Asian nation emerged from nearly half a century of junta rule in 2011.Five years ago, Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) won a landslide victory but was forced by the constitution into an uneasy power-sharing agreement with the still-mighty military.This time, the civilian leader – in a bid to maintai…

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