Suu Kyi party chalks up wins in first Myanmar poll results

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (centre right) delivers a speech on the balcony of the National League for Democracy headquarters in Yangon on November 9, 2015Aung San Suu Kyi’s pro-democracy party hoovered up nearly all of the first batch of seats to be declared from Myanmar’s election, as the opposition eyed massive gains to carry it to power after decades of military dominance. The National League for Democracy’s hopes of a decisive victory surged on Monday afternoon after poll authorities handed it 15 of the first 16 seats to be counted in Yangon. The NLD needs 67 percent of available parliamentary seats to enjoy a majority.

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