The Vote - Democracy in Myanmar

In November 2015, on the brink of their first true democratic elections, Myanmar is at an incredible turning point. An oppressive military regime and international sanctions had kept the country sealed off from the world for decades. However, this is all changing; since 2011 the ruling government has been consciously loosening its grip on power and paving a possible transition to true democracy. A date for a general election is set but many citizens temper their enthusiasm as they continue to live with the broken promises of previous years. THE VOTE observes the cautious optimism of ordinary residents on the bustling streets of Yangon, as they prepare to cast their ballots.

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