The Candidate:
The Candidate:

 Sai One Leng Kham

  One Leng explains how to vote to residents of a remote farming village.

One Leng explains how to vote to residents of a remote farming village.

  One Leng pays tribute to a Buddhist monk where the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy held an event to talk to voters.

One Leng pays tribute to a Buddhist monk where the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy held an event to talk to voters.

  A villager with traditional Buddhist tattoos practices voting with a mock ballot. Many in the town, accessible only by a muddy mountain pass, will be voting for the first time.

A villager with traditional Buddhist tattoos practices voting with a mock ballot. Many in the town, accessible only by a muddy mountain pass, will be voting for the first time.

  One Leng gives a speech before a concert featuring Shan musicians. He was visibly angry when he went off-script to discuss villagers caught in the middle of Shan-Army fighting that saw elections cancelled in parts of the state.

One Leng gives a speech before a concert featuring Shan musicians. He was visibly angry when he went off-script to discuss villagers caught in the middle of Shan-Army fighting that saw elections cancelled in parts of the state.

  A musician sings Shan pop songs at a concert organized by the SNLD.

A musician sings Shan pop songs at a concert organized by the SNLD.

  Fans and SNLD supporters at the concert organized by the party.

Fans and SNLD supporters at the concert organized by the party.

  One Leng watches the concert with his wife, daughter and son amid a crowd of supporters.

One Leng watches the concert with his wife, daughter and son amid a crowd of supporters.

  One Leng takes a photo of the crowd. He is constantly on Facebook posting campaign updates.

One Leng takes a photo of the crowd. He is constantly on Facebook posting campaign updates.

  Chairman of the SNLD Khun Htun Oo attends a rally. Many politicians from a variety of parties say he could be the second most powerful person in the country after Aung San Suu Kyi once final results are annouced.

Chairman of the SNLD Khun Htun Oo attends a rally. Many politicians from a variety of parties say he could be the second most powerful person in the country after Aung San Suu Kyi once final results are annouced.

  A photo of Khun Htun Oo emblazoned on a poster. The truck led a convey of more than 100 vehicles the following day, rolling through northern Shan State as part of the campaign.

A photo of Khun Htun Oo emblazoned on a poster. The truck led a convey of more than 100 vehicles the following day, rolling through northern Shan State as part of the campaign.

  One Leng takes a nap at the SNLD headquarters in Lashio, Myanmar.

One Leng takes a nap at the SNLD headquarters in Lashio, Myanmar.

  One Leng chants "Tiger Head" as a convoy of more than 100 vehicles rolling through Lashio, Myanmar and its environs. 

One Leng chants "Tiger Head" as a convoy of more than 100 vehicles rolling through Lashio, Myanmar and its environs. 

  One Leng and hundreds of his supporters pray at a shrine along the campaign trail.

One Leng and hundreds of his supporters pray at a shrine along the campaign trail.

  SNLD party supporters along the route greet One Leng and his convoy of more than 100 vehicles.

SNLD party supporters along the route greet One Leng and his convoy of more than 100 vehicles.

  One Leng at home at the end of a day of campaigning, His children are doing their homework, but have taken some days off school to help their father.

One Leng at home at the end of a day of campaigning, His children are doing their homework, but have taken some days off school to help their father.

  A campaign sign is taken down. The election commission declared a "day of rest" the day before the election, with no campaigning and materials removed from public spaces.

A campaign sign is taken down. The election commission declared a "day of rest" the day before the election, with no campaigning and materials removed from public spaces.

  One Leng washes his face just after he woke up at dawn on election day.

One Leng washes his face just after he woke up at dawn on election day.

  One Leng getting dressed at home before heading out to vote.

One Leng getting dressed at home before heading out to vote.

  A voter looks for her name at a polling station. Only those on an official list were allowed to vote.

A voter looks for her name at a polling station. Only those on an official list were allowed to vote.

  People wait in line at a polling station in One Leng's district.

People wait in line at a polling station in One Leng's district.

  Security officers hold back a horde of voters at a polling station in One Leng's district in Lashio, Myanmar.

Security officers hold back a horde of voters at a polling station in One Leng's district in Lashio, Myanmar.

  A man casts a ballot at a polling station in One Leng's district in Lashio, Myanmar.

A man casts a ballot at a polling station in One Leng's district in Lashio, Myanmar.

  One Leng displays his finger stained with silver nitrate ink showing he has already voted.

One Leng displays his finger stained with silver nitrate ink showing he has already voted.

  One Leng watches election officials counting ballots for the seat he is contesting at a rural polling station in Kan Long, Myanmar. He received 411 votes while Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD had only three.

One Leng watches election officials counting ballots for the seat he is contesting at a rural polling station in Kan Long, Myanmar. He received 411 votes while Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD had only three.

  Security guards bring ballots to the election commission office in Lashio, Myanmar.

Security guards bring ballots to the election commission office in Lashio, Myanmar.

  One Leng celebrates after learning he received the most votes at one of the polling stations in downtown Lashio. The tally is still unofficial and there are 129 in the city.

One Leng celebrates after learning he received the most votes at one of the polling stations in downtown Lashio. The tally is still unofficial and there are 129 in the city.

  One Leng sleeps on the second floor of the SNLD headquarters in Lashio. Although he does not have all the results, he said he thinks he can win before bedding down for the night.

One Leng sleeps on the second floor of the SNLD headquarters in Lashio. Although he does not have all the results, he said he thinks he can win before bedding down for the night.

  Lashio, Myanmar.

Lashio, Myanmar.

The Candidate:
  One Leng explains how to vote to residents of a remote farming village.
  One Leng pays tribute to a Buddhist monk where the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy held an event to talk to voters.
  A villager with traditional Buddhist tattoos practices voting with a mock ballot. Many in the town, accessible only by a muddy mountain pass, will be voting for the first time.
  One Leng gives a speech before a concert featuring Shan musicians. He was visibly angry when he went off-script to discuss villagers caught in the middle of Shan-Army fighting that saw elections cancelled in parts of the state.
  A musician sings Shan pop songs at a concert organized by the SNLD.
  Fans and SNLD supporters at the concert organized by the party.
  One Leng watches the concert with his wife, daughter and son amid a crowd of supporters.
  One Leng takes a photo of the crowd. He is constantly on Facebook posting campaign updates.
  Chairman of the SNLD Khun Htun Oo attends a rally. Many politicians from a variety of parties say he could be the second most powerful person in the country after Aung San Suu Kyi once final results are annouced.
  A photo of Khun Htun Oo emblazoned on a poster. The truck led a convey of more than 100 vehicles the following day, rolling through northern Shan State as part of the campaign.
  One Leng takes a nap at the SNLD headquarters in Lashio, Myanmar.
  One Leng chants "Tiger Head" as a convoy of more than 100 vehicles rolling through Lashio, Myanmar and its environs. 
  One Leng and hundreds of his supporters pray at a shrine along the campaign trail.
  SNLD party supporters along the route greet One Leng and his convoy of more than 100 vehicles.
  One Leng at home at the end of a day of campaigning, His children are doing their homework, but have taken some days off school to help their father.
  A campaign sign is taken down. The election commission declared a "day of rest" the day before the election, with no campaigning and materials removed from public spaces.
  One Leng washes his face just after he woke up at dawn on election day.
  One Leng getting dressed at home before heading out to vote.
  A voter looks for her name at a polling station. Only those on an official list were allowed to vote.
  People wait in line at a polling station in One Leng's district.
  Security officers hold back a horde of voters at a polling station in One Leng's district in Lashio, Myanmar.
  A man casts a ballot at a polling station in One Leng's district in Lashio, Myanmar.
  One Leng displays his finger stained with silver nitrate ink showing he has already voted.
  One Leng watches election officials counting ballots for the seat he is contesting at a rural polling station in Kan Long, Myanmar. He received 411 votes while Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD had only three.
  Security guards bring ballots to the election commission office in Lashio, Myanmar.
  One Leng celebrates after learning he received the most votes at one of the polling stations in downtown Lashio. The tally is still unofficial and there are 129 in the city.
  One Leng sleeps on the second floor of the SNLD headquarters in Lashio. Although he does not have all the results, he said he thinks he can win before bedding down for the night.
  Lashio, Myanmar.
The Candidate:

 Sai One Leng Kham

One Leng explains how to vote to residents of a remote farming village.

One Leng pays tribute to a Buddhist monk where the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy held an event to talk to voters.

A villager with traditional Buddhist tattoos practices voting with a mock ballot. Many in the town, accessible only by a muddy mountain pass, will be voting for the first time.

One Leng gives a speech before a concert featuring Shan musicians. He was visibly angry when he went off-script to discuss villagers caught in the middle of Shan-Army fighting that saw elections cancelled in parts of the state.

A musician sings Shan pop songs at a concert organized by the SNLD.

Fans and SNLD supporters at the concert organized by the party.

One Leng watches the concert with his wife, daughter and son amid a crowd of supporters.

One Leng takes a photo of the crowd. He is constantly on Facebook posting campaign updates.

Chairman of the SNLD Khun Htun Oo attends a rally. Many politicians from a variety of parties say he could be the second most powerful person in the country after Aung San Suu Kyi once final results are annouced.

A photo of Khun Htun Oo emblazoned on a poster. The truck led a convey of more than 100 vehicles the following day, rolling through northern Shan State as part of the campaign.

One Leng takes a nap at the SNLD headquarters in Lashio, Myanmar.

One Leng chants "Tiger Head" as a convoy of more than 100 vehicles rolling through Lashio, Myanmar and its environs. 

One Leng and hundreds of his supporters pray at a shrine along the campaign trail.

SNLD party supporters along the route greet One Leng and his convoy of more than 100 vehicles.

One Leng at home at the end of a day of campaigning, His children are doing their homework, but have taken some days off school to help their father.

A campaign sign is taken down. The election commission declared a "day of rest" the day before the election, with no campaigning and materials removed from public spaces.

One Leng washes his face just after he woke up at dawn on election day.

One Leng getting dressed at home before heading out to vote.

A voter looks for her name at a polling station. Only those on an official list were allowed to vote.

People wait in line at a polling station in One Leng's district.

Security officers hold back a horde of voters at a polling station in One Leng's district in Lashio, Myanmar.

A man casts a ballot at a polling station in One Leng's district in Lashio, Myanmar.

One Leng displays his finger stained with silver nitrate ink showing he has already voted.

One Leng watches election officials counting ballots for the seat he is contesting at a rural polling station in Kan Long, Myanmar. He received 411 votes while Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD had only three.

Security guards bring ballots to the election commission office in Lashio, Myanmar.

One Leng celebrates after learning he received the most votes at one of the polling stations in downtown Lashio. The tally is still unofficial and there are 129 in the city.

One Leng sleeps on the second floor of the SNLD headquarters in Lashio. Although he does not have all the results, he said he thinks he can win before bedding down for the night.

Lashio, Myanmar.

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