Thin Lei Win reflects on her feelings of civic duty pride after voting for the very first time, after living abroad during the flawed 2010 election.
In Kawhmu, a rural district south of Rangoon, elderly voters, perhaps those most used to an early wake-up, file into the voting booth.
Polling stations have opened across the country as some 30 million voters decide.
“We cannot have a preference for a particular party. Under the current circumstances, we will have to vote for the USDP only,” said an army official from Karen State.
Civil servants, police and elderly locals in Prome were among the first citizens within Burma to cast their votes in the historic general election as pre-voting opened across the country…
After a day of uncertainty, Burma’s election commission announces that the country’s general election will go ahead as scheduled on 8 November.