Myanmar Ruling Party Claims Victory After Strong Election Turnout

Officials of Aung San Suu Kyi’s ruling National League for Democracy have claimed victory in Myanmar parliamentary elections on Nov. 8, which saw millions of voters brave long lines under tight coronavirus restrictions to turn out for the country’s second democratic election since the end of military rule. Votes were still being counted and no official projection has been released.

A voter holding a child and showing her inked pinky finger after casting a ballot in Lashio township, Northern Shan state, Nov. 8, 2020.

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Supporters of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) react in front of the party’s headquarters in Yangon, as votes are being counted after polls closed in the election, Nov. 8, 2020. (Photo by Ye Aung THU / AFP)

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A supporter of the National League for Democracy (NLD) holds a mobile phone with an image of leader Aung San Suu Kyi in front of the party’s headquarters in Yangon, as votes are being counted after polls closed in the election, Nov. 8, 2020. (Photo by Ye Aung THU / AFP)

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Supporters of the National League for Democracy (NLD) wave the party’s flag in front of NLD headquarters in Yangon, as votes are being counted after polls closed in the election, Nov. 8, 2020. (Photo by Ye Aung THU / AFP)

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A supporter of the National League for Democracy (NLD) attends a gathering in front of the party’s headquarters in Yangon, as votes are being counted after polls closed in the election, Nov. 8, 2020.. (Photo by Sai Aung Main / AFP)

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Supporters of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party wave flags in front of the party’s office in Mandalay, as votes are being counted after polls closed in the election, Nov. 8, 2020.. (Photo by Ye Naing Ye / AFP)

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Supporters of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party react in front of the party’s headquarters in Yangon, as votes are being counted after polls closed in the election, Nov. 8, 2020. (Photo by Ye Aung THU / AFP)

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Supporters of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party react in front of the party’s headquarters in Yangon, as votes are being counted after polls closed in the election, Nov. 8, 2020. (Photo by Ye Aung THU / AFP)

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A supporter of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party wearing a face mask with the image of Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi reacts in front of the party’s headquarters in Yangon, after NLD officials said they were confident of a landslide victory in the weekend’s election, Nov. 9, 2020. (Photo by Ye Aung Thu / AFP)

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Supporters of National League for Democracy gather to celebrate at party headquarters after NLD officials said they were confident of a landslide victory in the weekend’s election, Nov. 9, 2020. REUTERS/Shwe Paw Mya Tin

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Supporters of National League for Democracy gather to celebrate at party headquarters after NLD officials said they were confident of a landslide victory in the weekend’s election, Nov. 9, 2020. REUTERS/Shwe Paw Mya Tin

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Supporters of NLD in Dawei paraded triumphantly after NLD officials said they were confident of a landslide victory in the weekend’s election, Nov. 9, 2020. Photo: RFA

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Supporters of NLD in Dawei drove around triumphantly after NLD officials said they were confident of a landslide victory in the weekend’s election, Nov. 9, 2020. Photo: RFA

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Supporters of NLD in Dawei paraded triumphantly after NLD officials said they were confident of a landslide victory in the weekend’s election, Nov. 9, 2020. Photo: RFA

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Voters waiting in line outside a village polling station in Pathein township, Ayeyarwady region, Nov. 8, 2020. Photo: RFA

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Voters waiting in line outside a poll station at a high school in Hpa-an township, Karen state, Nov. 8, 2020. Photo: RFA

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Voters waiting in line outside a poll station in Thingangyun township, Yangon region, Nov. 8, 2020. Photo: RFA

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Military chief Min Aung Hlain (C) waiting in line outside a poll station at the capital Naypyidaw, Nov. 8, 2020. Photo: RFA

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Military personnel sitting on a truck seen in mufti before heading to poll station in Pyin Oo Lwin township, Mandalay region, Nov. 8, 2020. Photo: RFA

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A Myanmar soldier and his family seen getting off a truck near a village poll station in Sittwe township, Rakhine state, Nov. 8, 2020. Photo: RFA

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An election official checking voters list on the board at a poll station in Dawae township, Tanintharyi region, Nov. 8, 2020. Photo: RFA

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A volunteer nurse spraying hand sanitizer on a voter’s hands as he enters a poll station in Demoso township, Kayah state, Nov. 8, 2020. Photo: RFA

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Voters waiting in line outside a poll station in Myitkyina township, Kachin state, Nov. 8, 2020. Photo: RFA

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Election officials counting advance ballots at a polling station in Launglon township, Tanintharyi region, Nov. 8, 2020. Photo: RFA

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Election officials counting advance ballots at a polling station in Launglon township, Tanintharyi region, Nov. 8, 2020. Photo: RFA

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Election officials counting ballots at a polling station in Sittwe township, Rakhine state, Nov. 8, 2020. Photo: RFA

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An election official showing a ballot at a polling station in Lashio township, Shan state, Nov. 8, 2020. Photo: RFA

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Supporters gathering outside NLD regional headquarters after polling closed in Mandalay on election night, Nov. 8, 2020. Photo: RFA

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