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High-profile independent candidate Nyo Nyo Thin loses battle for Bahan

Independent candidate Nyo Nyo Thin will not be heading to the capital after all.
 
The former National League for Democracy member who launched her campaign for a lower house seat in Bahan Township after her candidacy was rejected by the NLD, confirmed this morning that she lost.
 
She declined to comment further as “we are a little bit collecting some data.”
 
Nyo Nyo Thin became a media darling as she ventured out on her own to try and take on the NLD powerhouse.

Official preliminary results are due at 3pm today.
 
Photo of Nyo Nyo Thin on campaign trail last month / Aung Naing Soe / Coconuts Yangon