Myanmar sets date for 'historic' general election

by Tom Gallagher

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According to the BBC, Myanmar will go to the polls Nov. 8 in its first open general election in 25 years, a senior election official said.

The official said the date would be formally announced later Wednesday.

Reform has been underway since 2010, when military rule was replaced by a military-backed civilian government.

The ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party will square off with Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy. She won elections in 1990 that were scrapped.

Read the BBC story here.

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