More than 6,000 candidates from more than 90 parties will battle for seats in Myanmar's national, state and regional assemblies on Nov 8. Here's a look at the key parties:
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Flooding due to cyclone Komen
Thousands of people in the areas worst affected by flooding earlier this year will likely be unable to vote though they form only a small portion of the total number who cannot go to the polls.
The election commission has also ditched plans for voting to take place in areas affected by ethnic violence — even in places controlled by groups that agreed to a ceasefire.
2010 and 2015
Ethnic minority states make up around 30 per cent of all parliamentary seats but as many as 800,000 former "temporary citizens", many of them Rohingya Muslims, have been disenfranchised.
Rohingya* & Rakhine
About 110,000 refugees in nine camps along the Thai-Myanmar border will not be able to vote. Additionally, the numbers of internally displaced persons who cannot vote is in the tens of thousands.
Ban Mae Nai Soi
Ban Mae Surin
Mae Ra Ma Luang
Mae La Oon
Ban Don Yang
*Includes other Rakhine Muslim minorities
Results updated: GMT
The current government took power after a 2010 General Election that was boycotted by Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party and widely criticised as rigged. In a subsequent by-election in 2012, the NLD swept to a landslide victory, taking 43 out of 44 seats that the party contested and made Suu Kyi a member of the Lower House.
* Seats are appointed by the military