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Aung San Suu Kyi’s party secures enough seats to form next government

Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party led by Aung San Suu Kyi has secured enough seats in parliament to form the next government, according to the latest election results. The NLD has so far won 346 seats, more than the 322 seats needed to form the next government. NLD spokesperson Monywa Aung Shin said […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi’s party claims landslide victory in general elections

Myanmar’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi’s party says it has secured a landslide victory in Sunday’s elections. The ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party claimed it has so far won 392 seats in the 642-member national legislature. “We tallied the results from candidates, and we won more than enough seats that secures our […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi set to win general elections in Myanmar

Vote counting in Myanmar puts Aung San Suu Kyi’s party in a lead following Sunday’s general election. Elections for the upper and lower houses of the national, state and regional governments were held. A total of 1,171 seats are being contested, said the US-based Carter Center, under the first-past-the-post system. Voters can choose from more […]

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“Peace Icon” – Aung San Suu Kyi will defend Rohingya genocide at world court

Global human rights and democracy icon, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and a political prisoner who spent 15 years under house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi will personally defend her country from accusations of genocide against the Rohingya community at the United Nation’s top court. A legal case which kicks off with three days of […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Stripped Off Human Rights Award

Aung San Suu Kyi has been stripped of Amnesty International’s highest human rights award. The Ambassador of Conscience Award was bestowed upon her in 2009, it now stands withdrawn. Amnesty’s secretary general Kumi Naidoo wrote to Suu Kyi on Monday informing her the same. Kumi wrote – “You no longer represent a symbol of hope, […]