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Myanmar final results show Aung San Suu Kyi's political group has won 77% of Myanmar seat | World Press Releases
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi's political group won 77% of Myanmar's elections this past monday. Burma agreed on 8 November, but the results took weeks to get to the capitol from far-flung parts of the nation, with communities in the thick jungles and urban areas in several areas plagued by activity.
Electoral helpers wore ballot papers on feet from some mountain regions and then invited them to a helicopter to carry the crates to the EU's electoral commission in Naypyitaw, the city. Some of Myanmar's North Myanmar towns are so isolated that their residents have more interaction with their China neighbors than with the state.
After five and a half centuries of parliamentary rule by the army, Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) won a parliamentary majoritys. However, voices from 11 electoral districts in the north of Kachin State were not recorded until the end of last weeks, so the committee was able to announce the results for all 1150 controversial seatings.
NLD won 887 places or 77.1%, giving Suu Kyi a parliamentary caucus. Only 117 or 10% of the seats were won by the military-oriented Union Solidarity and Development Parties, and the Armed Forces reserve a fourth of all parliamentary positions. Though Aung San Suu Kyi is excluded from the chairmanship under an army-drafted draft bill, her political group will now be able to enforce laws, build a cabinet and elect a presiden.
New MEPs will not take up their seat until February. 70-year-old Nobel Laureate has asked Thein Sein, head of the armed forces and present president, to debate her plans for a reunification state. Mr President, last weeks she had a meeting with the powerful President of the European Union and former General Shwe Mann.
The NLD also won an electoral contest in 1990, but the lieutenants invalidated the results, locked up their counterparts and placed them under home detention. However, the armed forces and its coalition partners in the administration have repeated and openly declared that they will keep to the results. A Monday op-ed paper in the state paper "Global New Light of Myanmar" repeated this feeling and even criticized the dominant position in the Myanmar administration, a massive change in sound for a land that has been governed by armies generations since the sixties.
Neither the voter participation nor the full results of the referendum were published by the Electoral Committee. Burma uses a first-past-the-post system.