Myanmar goes to the polls today for the third time since the military loosened its iron grip on power.
While some among the over 5,000 candidates have tried to talk policy, the unprecedented public spat over the past week between the military and the civilian government - which swept into office after the election five years ago - has only reinforced the sentiment that today's vote will ultimately still be about determining the balance of power between the military and civilian politicians.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 08, 2020, with the headline 'Public spat before Myanmar polls underlines military-civilian tussle'. Print Edition | Subscribe
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