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Myanmar opposition prepares for elections
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi running in constituency largely ignored by government.
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2012 22:04

The opposition National League for Democracy has not lost its energy in the campaign trail leading up to Myanmar's third election in half a century.

The area of Kawhmu south of Yangon, was not famous for much, until opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi decided to run for parliament by standing in this seat.

Now, a community that had its political voice silenced for so long by the army, is embracing the process of democracy.

Suu Kyi chose the constituency because it is a poor, rural part of the country.

It is also part of the Irrawady Delta region, which was hit hard by cyclone Nargis in 2008, a disaster that was largely ignored by the military government.

Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Kawhmu.

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