Getting ready for crucial polls

People checking their names on a voters' list in Kamayut town in Yangon, Myanmar, yesterday. The three main power blocs - the ruling military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party, the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) and ethnic
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People checking their names on a voters' list in Kamayut town in Yangon, Myanmar, yesterday. The three main power blocs - the ruling military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party, the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) and ethnic minority parties - all expect to do well at the nationwide polls on Nov 8. It will be the first contested by Ms Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD in a quarter of a century.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 15, 2015, with the headline 'Getting ready for crucial polls'. Print Edition | Subscribe