Recapping Myanmar’s Historic Election
It took some time to complete the final tabulation, with election workers carrying ballots by foot from some mountainous areas and then loading them into helicopters. But for the party of Aung San Suu Kyi, it was worth the wait. Her National League for Democracy (NLD) party won 887 seats, or 77.1%, providing Suu Kyi with a majority in both houses of parliament. Asia Program Fellow Renaud Egreteau helps us recap the results and also speaks about the implications for Myanmar’s democracy moving forward. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.
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