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Myanmar's NLD set for victory as results trickle in

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 01:11

Myanmar's National League for Democracy is poised for a win as the country awaits election results. Natasha Howitt reports.

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It is two days since Myanmar's first free general election in 25 years, and partial results seem to show the National League for Democracy is heading for a landslide win. But the final result is not yet out. While newspaper headlines celebrate NLD victory, people on the streets are more cautious. (SOUNDBITE) (Burmese) KYAW HTOO, 60, SAYING: "I think it will result in changes and complaints as they (the UEC) are still announcing (election results). Politics is always like this." Even if Aung San Suu Kyi's party does win and gain enough seats to form a government, uncertainty remains. The last time the NLD won a landslide vote, the military ignored the result and locked Suu Kyi up under house arrest. The military-drafted constitution also prevents the Nobel laureate from becoming president. But yesterday, the ruling military-backed USDP conceded defeat. As results continue to trickle in, all eyes are on Myanmar, many wondering what these elections might bring for the country long-governed under military rule.

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Myanmar's NLD set for victory as results trickle in

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 01:11