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Despite controversy, all signs point to clear win for Suu Kyi's party

Supporters of the National League for Democracy party hold posters with the image of Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon, on Nov 9, 2020.PHOTO: AFP

Myanmar's key opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) yesterday denounced the Nov 8 general election, claiming it was full of irregularities.

But the election commission, in a rambling press conference the same afternoon, shrugged off all allegations as "baseless", seemingly oblivious that its opacity was sowing falsehood and agitation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 12, 2020, with the headline 'Despite controversy, all signs point to clear win for Suu Kyi's party '. Print Edition | Subscribe