YANGON: The opposition party of Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi has won more than 80 per cent of the general election votes counted so far in the densely populated central regions, National League for Democracy (NLD) spokesman Win Htein said on Monday (Nov 9).

Outside the central area, the NLD had so far won more than 65 per cent of votes cast in the states of Mon and Kayin, he said.

“We’re very likely to win. According to information from our polling agents last night, the results show a huge margin (between the NLD & the USDP),” added Shwe Hla, spokesperson for NLD’s Mandalay division. “If that proportion stays the same in other polling stations, we’ll surely win.”

Results from the five other states were not yet known, Win Htein added. The central area is made up of seven administrative divisions.

As for news about advance votes coming in late and causing an upset in certain parts of Myanmar, local election observer Nickey Diamond told Channel NewsAsia that civil society organisations’ manpower limitations as well as access to information made it challenging for them to observe the advance vote and ensure that the advance votes were free and fair. (Channel News Asia)