Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD) says it is poised for victory as the country awaits results of the first openly contested national election in 25 years.
An NLD leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has hinted at victory saying: “I think you all have the idea of the results”.
The Military-backed Union Solidarity Development Party (USDP) has been in power since 2011.
If the NLD wins two-thirds of the contested parliamentary seats, it will end decades of military control.
The full results will not be known for at least a few days, and the President will only be chosen in February or possibly later.
In a pre-election speech on Friday, President Sein stressed the government’s commitment to ensuring a credible vote, with more than 10,000 observers scrutinising the process, in which 91 parties partook.