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Myanmar says voter turnout was 77 per cent

Myanmar's Election Commission has announced voter turnout a month after widely criticized elections, saying that 77 per cent of the country's 29 million eligible voters cast ballots.

world Updated: Dec 08, 2010 11:33 IST

Myanmar's Election Commission has announced voter turnout a month after widely criticized elections, saying that 77 per cent of the country's 29 million eligible voters cast ballots.

Myanmar's main military-backed political party overwhelmingly won the country's first election in two decades, though official results have yet to be released.

Official media reported over the weekend that the Union Solidarity and Development Party won 882 of 1,154 parliamentary seats in Nov 7 polls.

All three official newspapers published the voter turnout on Wednesday.

Opponents as well as many foreign governments have dismissed the vote as neither free nor fair.