High stakes in Myanmar election

Myanmar’s third election in 50 years could have large political and economic impacts amid national changes.

High stakes in Myanmar election

There are 45 seats at stake in Myanmar’s parliamentary elections on Sunday, the nation’s only third such vote in 50 years.

Though the open campaigning of Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition party is seen by some as a visible sign of change in the southeast Asian nation, others feel only a nominal change in freedom of expression.

With foreign dignitaries reaching out to the country, truly free and fair election could affect more than just the political landscape of the nation at the crossroads between regional titans India and China.

Al Jazeera’s Aela Callan reports from Yangon.

Source: Al Jazeera