In the first elections under Myanmar’s civilian government, polling was also high in the coronovirus epidemic, excluding the Rohingya population. This is the second election after the end of military rule in the country. Many centers had long lines of voters to cast their votes on Sunday. According to the Myanmar Times, voting across the country is peaceful. The results of the vote can be declared around midnight on Sunday.
Voters queued for at least an hour before the polling booths opened in Yangon. There are about 57 lakh voters in this area. Social distance between voters was not seen at various centers. The polling station was open till 4 pm.
The report said that many of the grand people of Mandalay city could not vote. The Myanmar Times reported sporadic mismanagement at several locations.
Apart from the Rohingya, many people from Rakhine, Shan, Kachin and Caen, Maan and Chin and Bago regions were denied votes. There are about 1.5 million voters in these areas.
Myanmar’s army chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, said the army would remember the outcome of the election. Earlier, he had expressed doubts about holding a fair and neutral election.
The total people of the country will be able to cast 5 crore 60 lakh and more than 3 crore 60 lakh votes. This time 6 parties are participating in the national election. Aung San Suu Kyi is considering the National League for Democracy (NLD) return to power.