Perils on the path to power for Myanmar's Suu Kyi

A woman poses next to a graffiti depiction of Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi outside the headquarters of the National League for Democracy party in YangonWielding an overwhelming mandate from Myanmar’s voters, Aung San Suu Kyi has power in her sights after a quarter century of democratic struggle against the army, but analysts say building bridges with former military foes is vital to her success. A resounding victory for Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) sets the stage for a radical rebalancing of power in Myanmar, dominated for generations by repressive and economically-ruinous military rule. The result sends a “strong signal to the military that the writing is on the wall and your domination is coming to an end”, said political analyst Khin Zaw Win.

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