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National League for Democracy (NLD) Claims Landslide Victory in Myanmar Election

The National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Aung San Suu Kyi claims landslide victory in the country’s general election on Sunday.

The National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Aung San Suu Kyi claims landslide victory in the country’s general election on Sunday. 

The unofficial results showed that the party had won 322 seats, according to NLD spokesman Myo Nyunt. “We won’t only win the 322 seats we need to form a government but we expect to break our 2015 record of 390,” said the spokesman. 

The election commission has yet to release the official results. 

The party also claimed that it has won in constituencies in Mandalay and Meiktila, which were former strongholds of the military-backed party, the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP).

Despite the pandemic and Suu Kyi’s international reputation following genocide allegations against the minority of Rohingya Muslims, Suu Kyi is still expected to continue her second term as State Counsellor. 

However, more than a million people were unable to vote as polls were canceled in conflict areas due to security concerns. Many Rohingya Muslims were also unable to vote. 

Despite this, ethnic party Arakan National Party (ANP) has won fifteen parliament seats. 

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