Suu Kyi defeats military rule

Nobel peace awardee and a former General’s daughter Aung San Suu Kyi
of Myanmar has created history trying to capture power from the
military junta after 25 years and the ruling party USDP has already
conceded its defeat in the general elections on Sunday. Her party
Nation League of Democracy bagged 56 out of 57 Parliament seats in
Yangon leaving one seat to USDP, which retains 25 percent of 664 seats
as per the Constitution. But NLD is said to be establishing lead in 90
percent of seats. Elections were held simultaneously for Parliament
and regional Parliament. But as per their Constitution she is not
entitiled to be President if her husband and children are foreigners.
Her husband (dead) was a Briton and her two sons are citizens there.
She made clear that as the top leader of the country she would
determine the direction of Myanmar and people began victory
celebrations for release from the military rule.

Medaram Jathara

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