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Myanmar proposes delaying Nov. 8 general election due to landslides, flooding

  • Tin Aye, chairman of Union Election Commission, talks to journalists after meeting with political parties Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Myanmar's election commission has proposed delaying the Nov. 8 general election either nationwide or in some areas hit by landslides and flooding. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

    Tin Aye, chairman of Union Election Commission, talks to journalists after meeting with political parties Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Myanmar's election commission has proposed delaying the Nov. 8 general election either nationwide or in some areas hit by landslides and flooding. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tin Aye, chairman of Union Election Commission, talks to journalists after meeting with political parties Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Myanmar's election commission has proposed delaying the Nov. 8 general election either nationwide or in some areas hit by landslides and flooding. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

    Tin Aye, chairman of Union Election Commission, talks to journalists after meeting with political parties Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Myanmar's election commission has proposed delaying the Nov. 8 general election either nationwide or in some areas hit by landslides and flooding. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Win Htein, a representative of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party, talks to journalists after meeting with Union Election Commission and political parties Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Myanmar's election commission has proposed delaying the Nov. 8 general election either nationwide or in some areas hit by landslides and flooding. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

    Win Htein, a representative of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party, talks to journalists after meeting with Union Election Commission and political parties Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Myanmar's election commission has proposed delaying the Nov. 8 general election either nationwide or in some areas hit by landslides and flooding. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)  (The Associated Press)

Myanmar's election commission has proposed delaying the Nov. 8 general election either nationwide or in some areas hit by landslides and flooding.

Union Election Commission Chairman Tin Aye told reporters, "It might be delayed."

He made the comment after meeting with different political parties to propose the postponement. The opposition National League for Democracy said it is against it.

Tin Aye said the commission would release a statement in about two days with a possible new election date.

He didn't say whether the polls might be delayed nationwide or only in areas affected by landslides and flooding in western and northwestern Myanmar.