Myanmar votes in historic election; spotlight on Suu Kyi




 
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Myanmar votes in historic election; spotlight on Suu Kyi
 
April 1st, 2012  
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Myanmar votes in historic election; spotlight on Suu Kyi
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar votes on Sunday in its third election in half a century, a crucial test of its nascent reform credentials that could propel opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi into parliament and convince the West to end sanctions. The United States and European Union have hinted that economic sanctions - imposed years ago in response to human rights abuses - may be lifted if the election is free and fair, unleashing a wave of investment in the impoverished but resource-rich country bordering rising powers India and China. ...




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