Suu Kyi's NLD certain of landslide victory in Myanmar
Nov 10, Yangon: Myanmar's opposition party National League for Democracy (NLD) is heading towards a landslide victory that will end decades of military rule in the tiny Asian country.
NLD, led by country's democracy icon and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, has already won 49 of 54 regional seats as of Tuesday morning as voting continued. The ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) has so far won only three seats. The NLD has won 145 of the total 160 seats in officially declared results.
Although Suu Kyi's NLD is certain to seal a landslide victory in the elections, the wait in Myanmar will be to see the handling of the defeat by its long-ruling military generals. The junta, which had handed over power to a semi-civilian government, still dominates politics after decades in power. Twenty-five percent of seats in parliament is reserved for the army.
Since Suu Kyi is married to a British citizen and her children hold UK passports, she cannot become the president despite her party winning the election.