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Ruling Party Faces Election Defeat in Myanmar Military Town

Myanmar’s military-backed ruling party was facing a tough challenge as the country went to the polls Sunday, even in parts where it might have expected strong support. In the Mandalay region town of Pyin Oo Lwin, the former summer capital of the British colonial government, a large section of voters have connections with the country’s elite officer training school where the generals who have ruled this country for decades were educated. But the legacies of that rule — which...

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