Video: Aung San Suu Kyi on track for landslide victory

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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has told the BBC she believes her party has won a parliamentary majority, in her first interview since the historic elections.

Early results point to a sweeping victory for her National League for Democracy (NLD), but final official results will not be known for days. The election was seen as the most democratic in Myanmar for 25 years.

In an interview with the BBC's Fergal Keane, Ms Suu Kyi said the polls were not fair but "largely free".

She said there had been "areas of intimidation".

A quarter of Myanmar's 664 parliamentary seats are set aside for the army, and for the NLD to have the winning majority it will need at least two-thirds of the contested seats.

But Ms. Suu Kyi told the BBC that her party has surpassed that, and has won around 75%.

The military-backed Union Solidarity Development Party (USDP) has been in power in Myanmar since 2011 when the country began its transition from decades of military rule to a civilian government.
 

  Comments - 3

  • TRUE MAN Tuesday, 10 November 2015 11:05 PM

    A SISI WILL CROP UP TO GRAB THE POWER AND SEND HER AND HER SUPPORTERS TO JAIL ON FABRICATED ALLEGATIONS via DM Android App

    Paths Tuesday, 10 November 2015 04:50 PM

    Miss SUI KYI must bring TRUE DEMOCRACY

    Patriot Tuesday, 10 November 2015 06:21 PM

    Ms Suu Kyi said the polls were not fair but "largely free". very funny statement. patching the way like Sri Lanka now.


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