Aung San Suu Kyi wins historic Myanmar election

Nov 12, 2015, 08:30 am

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Aung San Suu Kyi./ Source from AP, Yonhap News

By AsiaToday reporter Goh Jin-ah - Chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi has won Sunday's Myanmar election and elected as a representative to the House of Representatives of the next parliament.

Myanmar's Union Election Commission (UEC) announced on Wednesday that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi won her seat with 54,676 votes in Yangon's Kawhmu constituency, without giving details for the losing ruling party candidate.

According to the election result released by the UEC as of Tuesday night, 333 candidates have been elected as representatives at three levels of parliament, with 289 of them from the NLD. Based on the results, the NLD has secured 78 seats in the House of Representatives (Lower House), 29 in the House of Nationalities (Upper House) and 182 in the Region or State Parliament.

On Wednesday, the UEC announced additional 66 representatives. The NLD won 163 of the 183 seats of the both Lower House and Upper House.

The NLD is expected to win a landslide victory over the ruling military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) that has been controlling nearly half a century.  

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