Myanmar's historic polls after 22 years

Voting is underway in Myanmar in historic polls for 45 vacant seats in the 664-seat parliament. The by-elections are being seen as a crucial test for the country's move towards democracy from almost five decades of military rule. Pro-Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is contesting the elections for the first time.
Myanmar\'s historic polls after 22 years
Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, comes out from a polling station following a brief visit on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar.
Myanmar\'s historic polls after 22 years
Aung San Suu Kyi has extensively campaigned for this election. On the night before the polls Suu Kyi even slept overnight in the tiny village of 3,000 farmers.
Myanmar\'s historic polls after 22 years
NDTV travelled with Aung San Suu Kyi on her campaign trail. She was thronged by hundreds of supporters wherever she went.
Myanmar\'s historic polls after 22 years
NDTV met supporters gathered outside the guest house in the village of Wathinka where Suu Kyi spent last night.
Myanmar\'s historic polls after 22 years
Voters walk into a polling booth in Wathinka which Suu Kyi had visited this morning.
Myanmar\'s historic polls after 22 years
In Wathinka celebrations continued well into the night as people sang and danced.
Myanmar\'s historic polls after 22 years
Crowds of supporters line up as Suu Kyi's convoy passes through Kyawmu.
Myanmar\'s historic polls after 22 years
Most of Suu Kyi's 24-year political career has been spent under house arrest.
Myanmar\'s historic polls after 22 years
Crowds and media gather outside the booth while Suu Kyi goes in to inspect.

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