UEC postpones preliminary election results announcements to Monday

YANGON — The Union Election Commission will postpone the release of preliminary election results as the counting process has not yet finished, UEC official U Thant Zin Aung told Frontier at 6:30pm on Sunday evening.

They will be announced between 9am and 11pm in three-hour intervals on Monday.

The UEC initially announced that it would announce the preliminary results starting on the evening of election day — Sunday, November 8 — but decided to postpone the official release of results.

“As you can see on television, the voting process has not finished yet, so we cannot announce [results] today,” U Thant Zin Aung said. “The preliminary results will be released tomorrow.”

At time of writing, the UEC has not officially announced the postponement on its website.
 

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By Mratt Kyaw Thu

By Mratt Kyaw Thu

Mratt is a Senior Reporter at Frontier. He began his career at Unity Weekly Journal in 2010 and focuses on political reporting. In 2017 he won the Agence France-Presse Kate Webb prize for his coverage of ethnic strife in Myanmar.
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