New era dawns as Suu Kyi's party strides into Myanmar parliament

Myanmar members of parliament attend the new session of the lower house in Naypyidaw on February 1, 2016Myanmar entered a new political era on Monday as Aung San Suu Kyi’s pro-democracy MPs took their seats in parliament, carrying the hopes of a nation subjugated for decades by the military. Wearing orange uniforms, lawmakers from Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) arrived for their first day of work in the capital Naypyidaw buoyed by a massive popular mandate from November’s election. Suu Kyi, the figurehead of Myanmar’s struggle for democracy, entered the cavernous parliament building without making a comment.

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