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Aung San Suu Kyi leads rally honouring father

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Myanmar Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi greets supporters as she leaves to mark the 100th birthday of the country’s independence hero and her father, Aung San, in the remote central Myanmar town of Natmauk on Friday. AFP

We are now in the final stages of this general election. On Thursday, May 7, voters will elect a new Parliament. So far the campaign has been curiously lacklustre and timid.

An unquestionably authentic verdict is fundamental as much for democracy as it is for political parties that win with spectacular success.