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Nay Pyi Taw – What was heralded as Myanmar’s first high-level roundtable meeting of key political players, ahead of the ASEAN meeting this month, appears in reality to have been little more than a brief exchange of views and a shaking of hands.

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Naypyidaw (AFP) - Myanmar President UThein Sein opened unprecedented talks with army top brass and political rivals including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in the capital Naypyidaw on October 31 ahead of crucial elections next year.

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Yangon (AFP) - Myanmar's president has called an unprecedented summit of army top brass and political rivals including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party, political figures said on October 30, a year ahead of crucial elections.

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Yangon (AFP) - Landmark elections in Myanmar have been provisionally scheduled for late next year, electoral officials said October 21.

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The planned 2015 general elections will not be postponed, the Union Election Commission chairman U Tin Aye told news media on October 20.

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A leader of the negotiating team seeking to hammer out a draft ceasefire agreement between armed ethnic groups and President U Thein Sein’s government says the government’s political tactics are causing difficulties for the ethnic groups’ negotiators.