There were irregularities reported. Many people who were on earlier voters lists found they were now omitted. And hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims in the troubled west of the country were stripped of their right to vote.
Voters showed off their ink-stained fingers as a badge of pride: A symbol of how much this day means to them after all the years of waiting and hoping.
CCTV’s Rian Maelzer reports.
Proud ink-stained fingers as Myanmar votesVoters wait in lines in Myanmar to cast their vote in an historic election there. CCTV's Rian Maelzer reports.
Myanmar’s historic election and how far the country has come
CCTV America’s Susan Roberts spoke with Murray Hiebert. He’s Deputy Director and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.