VIDEO: Early birds cast pre-dawn ballots

In Kawhmu, a rural district south of Rangoon, elderly voters, perhaps those most used to an early wake-up, file into the voting booth.

They’re among the first to cast their ballots on an election that they hope will be the most credible that their country has seen in a generation.

For them, history weighs just that little bit heavier.

Among the list of choices on their ballot is the most recognisable name on the country: Aung San Suu Kyi.


These voters have taken one of the first steps in the long process of introducing a new government.

 In Burma, the period between the election and the dissolution of the legislature is close to three months.

And the new government will not sit until for another two months after that.

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