Burmese People Vote in Elections For First Time in History as Opposition’s Aung Suu Kyi Claims Win
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Myanmar opposition claims landmark Suu Kyi win
AFP – 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.
Voters in Myanmar hopeful as Suu Kyi’s party claims win
By a correspondent posted April 1, 2012 at 9:53 am EDT Yangon, Myanmar As voters filed into the sandy courtyard of a school on the outskirts of Myanmar’s largest city to cast their ballots in today’s parliamentary by-elections, many carrying parasols to shade them from the sun, a stocky young man
Not just Suu Kyi: How a former general is opening up Myanmar
By a correspondent posted April 1, 2012 at 10:49 am EDT Yangon President Thein Sein, the former general now spearheading a political and economic liberalization drive in Myanmar, may have been a senior member of the last dictatorial military junta, but he appears to have the merit of an open mind.