Tamil Diplomat

Myanmar election: Results expected in freest elections in decades

Results from Myanmar’s landmark vote are expected to be announced early this week, as the party of veteran democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi seeks a bigger role in the political process.

Millions of Burmese took to the polls Sunday in an election billed as the country’s freest vote in a quarter-century.

Victory for Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy, would weaken the power of the military-linked party, which is led by President Thien Sein, a former general.