Twenty five years after Aung San Suu Kyi was put under house arrest following her party’s landslide election victory and the Burmese electorate are back at the polls for what is hoped will be a defining step in the country’s gradual transitions away from military rule.
Here are some of the most important tweets from today’s historic elections.
— Stefan Simanowitz (@StefSimanowitz) November 8, 2015
— Philip Sherwell (@philipsherwell) November 8, 2015
Hope at happy faces at #MyanmarElection. But don’t forget 100,000s of Muslim Rohingya & ethnic minorities in rebel areas unable to vote
— Jerome Taylor (@JeromeTaylor) November 8, 2015
Charles Maung Bo, outspoken Catholic Cardinal, 2 days ahead of polls: ‘The whole of Myanmar is tired of this regime’ pic.twitter.com/aiNm5QOksM
— Poppy McPherson (@poppymcp) November 6, 2015
The Ethnic Vote
— The Irrawaddy (@IrrawaddyNews) November 8, 2015
— Pichayada P. (@p_pichayada) November 8, 2015
(For the record: Aung San Suu Kyi jumped the queue. I don’t think anyone minded much.) — Andrew RC Marshall (@Journotopia) November 8, 2015
ASSK casts her ballots .. Photo: 7Day News FB pic.twitter.com/Fe7NRHF1NE
— Natty Tangmeesang (@natty_onravee) November 8, 2015