Skip to comments.Suu Kyi's party claims landslide win in Myanmar vote
Posted on 04/02/2012 3:33:05 AM PDT by nuconvert
Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi claimed on Monday a by-election landslide for her party, which she hoped would mark the beginning of a new era for Myanmar after a historic vote that could prompt the West to end sanctions.
The charismatic Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who led the struggle against military rule in the former Burma for two decades, was one of 44 candidates her National League for Democracy Party (NLD) said won all but one of the legislative seats being contested.
The by-elections followed a year of astonishing change for a country that was in the grip of military rule for decades: the government has freed hundreds of political prisoners, held talks with ethnic minority rebels, relaxed censorship, allowed trade unions and showed signs of pulling back from the economic and political orbit of giant neighbor China.
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Sounds like the perfect time for some young charismatic army officer to decide that his country is not ready for democracy and must have a strong hand at the tiller to lead his country to the greatness that is their right.
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Won’t matter the ruling party... JUNTA... will still have 90% of the votes.