Myanmar Confirms Sweeping Election Victory for Suu Kyi’s Party
The sweeping victory of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party in recent elections has been confirmed by state media.
Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy, or NLD, won 43 of the 44 seats it contested in the by-elections that took place Sunday, the government’s official MRTV reported late Tuesday, confirming the NLD’s own estimates of the results.
The other seat went to the Shan Party in Myanmar’s Shan State, MRTV said.
While control of parliament will not change despite the opposition’s strong performance, it nonetheless gives the NLD and Suu Kyi a notable presence in the country’s parliament.