Landslides likely to prevent voting in Chin State

Landslides likely to prevent voting in Chin State Residents of western Myanmar’s Chin state will face challenges reaching polling stations to vote in general elections in November because of washed-out roads and bridges caused by recent floods along with continued heavy rains, local election officials said Wednesday according to an RFA report on 19 August. More than 270,000 voters of Chin’s population of 478,800 may not be able to reach polling stations to cast ballots for 202 candidates from their state because traveling will be hazardous or impossible, especially in Tonzang, Tiddim, Falam and Hakha townships, ethnic Chin political party leaders said. Lawmakers throughout the country will begin campaigning on 8 September. “People in these townships are not interested...
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