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NLD (National League for Democracy)
Descriptive/Topic: "The National League for Democracy (Burmese: ???????????????????????????, IPA:....; NLD) is a free democratically elected nationalist and social democratically elected governmental coalition in Myanmar (Burma), which currently serves alongside the Burmese army as a co-governing coalition of Parliament. It was established on September 27, 1988 and has developed into one of the most powerful prodemocracy movements in Myanmar.
It won a significant number of seats in the 1990 general elections in Burma. Since May 6, 2010, the ruling parties were ruled unlawful and dissolved by the regime after they refused to sign up for the November 2010 electals. The NLD in November 2011 stated its intent to sign up as a candidate for the next general polls, and on 13 December 2011 the Union Electoral Commission of Burma accepted its request for membership.
The party chief Aung San Suu Kyi won from Kawhmu. The NLD won the NLD in the 2015 parliamentary elections by an overwhelming vote in both Assembly chambers, possibly smoothing the way to democracy after decade-long years in the war."
Sheets: Profile: to Aung San Suu Kyi.
Victory came five years to the exact date after she was discharged from 15 years of home inmate. A 70-year-old, she was in some way spending much of her 1989-2010 period in prison for trying to democratize Myanmar, then military-ruled (also known as Burma) - a fact that made her an internationally recognized icon of peacefully resisting repression.
Heroes of Myanmar's freedom, General Aung San, is the son of Aung San. She went to India in 1960 with her mum Daw Khin Kyi, who had been named Myanmar's Delhi Mambassador. Having lived and worked in Japan and Bhutan, she moved to the UK to bring up her two kids, Alexander and Kim, but Myanmar was never far from her thoughts.
In 1988, when she returned to Rangoon, Yangon, to look after her seriously ill mom, Myanmar was in the middle of a great change in politics. A thousand student employees, clerks and friars took to the street and demanded democracy reforms. Suu Kyi was placed under home detention the following year.
Suu Kyi was held under detention in Rangoon for six years until she was set free in July 1995. In September 2000 she was placed under further detention when she tried to go to Mandalay despite travelling limitations. Later she was permitted to go home - but again under home detention.
It was expelled from the first Myanmar election in two 20 years on 7 November 2010, but freed from home detention six acres later. For the first year in ten years her boy Kim Aris was able to see her. When the new administration initiated a transition period, Aung San Suu Kyi and her faction re-joined the policy-makers.
"There are some who are a little too hopeful about the situation," she said in an pre-voting TV interviews. A few weeks later, Suu Kyi took the parliamentary vow and became head of the parliamentary group. However, Ms Suu Kyi was disappointed at the speed of democracy. It became clear soon after the November 8th poll that the NLD was heading for a slippery victor.