Myanmar says election to proceed as planned on Nov. 8

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Posted: Oct 13, 2015 10:52 AM
Myanmar says election to proceed as planned on Nov. 8

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — State media say Myanmar's general election will be held as planned on Nov. 8 despite a proposal by the election commission for a delay because of recent landslides and flooding.

Union Election Commission Chairman Tin Aye had proposed in a meeting with political parties on Tuesday that the parliamentary election be postponed.

The opposition National League for Democracy party led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi said it was against a delay.

State media announced later Tuesday that the election would go ahead as planned.