Burma elections

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One Rule Blocks Suu Kyi From Presidency in Burma

But her party looks headed for a landslide victory

(Newser) - Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party was confident after Burma's elections Sunday , and that confidence so far seems to have borne out: Her National League for Democracy (NLD) party appears "on course for a landslide victory that could ensure it forms the next government," per Reuters... More »

Suu Kyi's Party Grabbed 43 of 45 Seats

'We hope this will be the beginning of a new era,' she says

(Newser) - Aung San Suu Kyi didn't just win a seat in yesterday's historic election in Burma; her National League for Democracy party won 43 of the 45 parliamentary seats that were up for grabs, the Guardian reports. "We hope this will be the beginning of a new era,... More »

Suu Kyi Wins Parliament Seat

Unofficial count gives democracy icon 65% of vote in her constituency

(Newser) - Aung San Suu Kyi's party says she has won a seat in Burma's parliament in today's landmark election, setting the stage for the pro-democracy icon to hold public office for the first time. The victory, if confirmed, marks a major milestone in the Southeast Asian nation, where... More »

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