Aung San Suu Kyi ‘Wins Landslide Landmark Election’ as Burma Rejoices

Aung San Suu Kyi ‘Wins Landslide Landmark Election’ as Burma Rejoices

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Aung San Suu Kyi - photo by Htoo Tay Zar, CCAung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy has claimed a landslide victory in a series of election contests which hold the key to Burma’s return from international isolation.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner, Ms. Suu Kyi, along with other leading NLD figures spent much of the last two decades under arrest, but was freed in 2010 in a surprise move by the regime, followed by a series of political reforms.

Suu Kyi won her own election contest with 99 percent of voter support in the poor Kawhmu township she sought to represent.

Early results indicated the NLD would win at least 75 percent of the 45 by-elections in a “landslide victory”.

(READ the full story in the Telegraph)

Photo by Htoo Tay Zar, CC

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