Ruling party’s Executive Committee reviewing Nov. 3 poll results, announces ground-level revamp to prepare for 2020 election
Some of the candidates who lost a race to the USDP question the ballots the military-backed party won in early voting on military bases, where monitoring is heavily restricted.
The ruling party's failure on Saturday to hold on to seats it won in 2015 shows voters are frustrated with the pace of reform, an NLD spokesman said.
Voters trickled through polling stations in Mandalay. But in Rakhine and Yangon, locals eager to cast their ballots have had to wait in line.
Nang Htwe Hmone is one of only seven women among the 69 candidates in Saturday's poll, but she feels confident about becoming Mandalay's next Shan ethnic affairs minister.
Political parties in Kachin, Chin, Karen and Mon states merge in a bid to overthrow the NLD in the 2020 general election.
China, Cambodia's most important diplomatic and economic backer, has endorsed a vote heavily criticized by rights groups and several Western countries as neither free nor fair.
The elections will be held according to the new Yangon municipal law, which came into effect on June 28.
Ex-PM to be sworn in as prime minister today after unseating Najib