Myanmar Election: Aung San Suu Kyi's Party Wins Absolute Majority

Myanmar's ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party has won enough seats in parliament to form the next government, early results released on Friday showed.

The Aung San Suu Kyi-led,NLD won 346 seats, resulting in a majority of more than 50%.

Suu Kyi had already declared a landslide victory based on her party's own tallies, prompting street celebrations by supporters.

But official figures were still being returned five days after the ballot. It was only the second such election since the nation emerged from outright military rule in 2011.

"People clearly realised the need for the NLD to get enough votes to form a government on their own," NLD spokesman Myo Nyunt was quoted as saying by the AFP news agency.

He said this would help "minimise political conflict".


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