After historic polls, many in Myanmar hope for Suu Kyi win

November 9, 2015 1:37 AM

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YANGON, Myanmar — Officials across Myanmar counted votes Monday after a historic election that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party is expected to win easily, but its road to forming a government remains filled with hurdles even though the country will move a step closer to greater democracy.

Sunday’s vote was billed as the freest ever in this Southeast Asian nation, which was under military rule for almost a half-century and a quasi-civilian government for the last five. Many of the eligible 30 million voters cast ballots for the first time, including Suu Kyi, the epitome of the democra...

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