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Myanmar Holds Historic Election

Millions of voters begin streaming to the polls across Myanmar in the first relatively free election in a quarter of a century. As many as 30 million people are expected to cast ballots Sunday to select from more than 6,000 candidates for both houses of the national parliament and regional assemblies.
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Supporters of Myanmar's National League for Democracy party cheer as they watch early voting results outside the NLD headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar, Nov. 8, 2015.
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Supporters of Myanmar's National League for Democracy party cheer as they watch early voting results outside the NLD headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar, Nov. 8, 2015.

Myanmar election commission officer shows a ballot to count votes at a polling station during the country’s general election in Yangon, Nov. 8, 2015.
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Myanmar election commission officer shows a ballot to count votes at a polling station during the country’s general election in Yangon, Nov. 8, 2015.

Muslims stand in a line to cast their vote outside of a polling station in Mandalay, Nov. 8, 2015.
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Muslims stand in a line to cast their vote outside of a polling station in Mandalay, Nov. 8, 2015.

Myanmar's President Thein Sein casts his vote in Naypyitaw, Nov. 8, 2015.
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Myanmar's President Thein Sein casts his vote in Naypyitaw, Nov. 8, 2015.

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