Sunday, April 01, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi elected



The Lady has been elected to the Burmese parliament. Some good news in this police state. The Lady is the legitimate leader of Burma. Hopefully she will take her rightful place soon.

Myanmar's opposition claimed a historic victory on Sunday for pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in her first bid for a seat in parliament, sparking scenes of jubilation among supporters. Thousands of people clapped and cheered outside Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon after the party announced the Nobel Peace Prize laureate had won a parliamentary seat after by-elections. Some people danced in the street while others wept with joy at the news, which if confirmed would mark a stunning turnaround for the former political prisoner, who was locked up by the former junta for most of the past 22 years. "We have been waiting for this day for a long time. I'm so happy," said NLD supporter Kalyar, who goes by one name. 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.

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