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Election fever grips Myanmar, 2 years ahead of time

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Myanmar's next national elections - more than two years away - are already preoccupying the country's leaders and the opposition. "Everyone is focused on 2015," said a Myanmar government official, who declined to be identified. "All the parties have started to gear up for the next election campaign." 

The semi-independent Election Commission met earlier this month to start preparing for the polls.

"These elections will be free and fair," promised the commission chairman Tin Aye, during a meeting with representatives from civil society. The commission is already preparing lists of eligible voters, he added.

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