Washington DC, Nov. 10 (ANI): Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) is heading towards a landslide victory in Parliamentary polls based on strong early results.
According to The Washington Post, Suu Kyi has been revered at home and worldwide since she emerged as an advocate for democracy in 1988 and suffered years under house arrest.
The NLD won 49 out of the 54 seats for the lower house of parliament for which the election commission had final results. For the second night in a row, party supporters gathered on Monday in front of the NLD headquarters, clapping, singing, chanting and waving red balloons to celebrate vote totals.
Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) leader Htay Oo said he was surprised by the scale of his defeat in his own parliamentary constituency in Hinthada.
Nyan Win, a senior law adviser to the party, said that NLD candidates had won at least 60 percent of the seats in the national parliament but that the party was still waiting for the final results. (ANI)