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Friday, October 30, 2015, Kartik 15, 1422 BS, Muharram 16, 1437 Hijri

Advance voting kicks off in Myanmar
Published :Friday, 30 October, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 16

YANGON, Oct 29 : Advance voting kicked-off in Myanmar on Thursday for those unable to cast a ballot in their constituencies on polling day next week, many of whom are soldiers and civil servants.
The early ballot comes after the country's overseas nationals cast advance votes earlier this month ahead of the November 8 polls trumpeted as Myanmar's freest and fairest in decades.
But some international election monitors have raised concerns over the transparency of the advance vote, which in the last 2010 general elections was marred by allegations of widespread fraud.
At a polling station in Tharketa township on the outskirts of
Yangon Thursday, officials said they had nearly 7,000 people on their list as they waited for voters to arrive.     ?AFP

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