Suu Kyi to vote in Bahan

Suu Kyi to vote in Bahan

The chairperson of Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), will reportedly vote at 7:30am on Sunday at a polling station in Bahan Township, where she is registered, before heading to her constituency, Kawhmu, in Rangoon’s southwestern outskirts, where she is running as incumbent Lower House MP.

[related]

This will be her first time casting a ballot in a Burmese general election – Suu Kyi was unable to vote in both the 1990 and 2010 elections as she was under house arrest.

She was released in 2011 after spending 15 of 21 years in detention. Soon after, the NLD joined the political fray for the 2012 by-elections, winning 43 out of 44, including Kawhmu, which the Nobel Peace prize laureate won with a landslide victory.

Read more about the 2015 election here.

Read more about Aung San Suu Kyi here.

Leave a reply