Myanmar’s Suu Kyi forecast to triumph in coronavirus-hit ‘apartheid’ election

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People wearing face shields, face masks and rubber gloves to prevent the spread of the coronavirus wait to vote during the elections at a polling station in Yangon on Sunday. Photo: AFP People wearing face shields, face masks and rubber gloves to prevent the spread of the coronavirus wait to vote during the elections at a polling station in Yangon on Sunday. Photo: AFP

People wearing face shields, face masks and rubber gloves to prevent the spread of the coronavirus wait to vote during the elections at a polling station in Yangon on Sunday. Photo: AFP

  • Millions of the citizens overcame their fears about the coronavirus to vote in the country’s second election since it emerged from junta rule
  • Restrictions against the Rohingya and other ethnic minorities meant nearly two million voters were disenfranchised from an electorate of 37 million

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Updated: 10:43pm, 8 Nov, 2020