Myanmar : Aung San Suu Kyi wins at parliamentary pre-election (Video)
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Myanmar : Aung San Suu Kyi wins at parliamentary pre-election (Video)

Yangon : Myanmar | Apr 01, 2012 at 8:01 AM PDT
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Aung San Suu Kyi Wins Myanmar By-Election

Myanmar opposition has claimed that the Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi has won a seat in the country’s parliament by election.

Suu Kyi won an estimated 99 percent of the votes in Kawhmu constituency, according to NLD official Soe Win, based on the party’s own tally.

There was no independent confirmation and official results were expected within a week.

Unlike in 2010, the government allowed foreign observers and journalists to witness Sunday’s polls. More than six million people were eligible to vote.

The pro-democracy campaigner is standing for one of the 45 available parliamentary seats. But even if all the 45 seats available go to the opposition, parties loyal to the military will still hold a vast majority, TASS news reported.

Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy is one of the 17 opposition parties taking part in the elections.

Ms. Suu Kyi has spent about 20 years under house arrest under Myanmar’s previous regime.

She was released after the new government officially took over from the junta after the November 2010 elections.

Source: http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/04/01/204560.html

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