fredag 13. november 2020

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi's party wins majority in election

Myanmar's ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party has secured enough seats in parliament to form the next government, according to the latest election results. The NLD has so far won 346 seats, more than the 322 seats needed to form the next government. It comes days after the party led by Aung San Suu Kyi claimed victory based on early results.
But the military-backed opposition has demanded a re-run of the election.

Ahead of today's announcement, a handful of world leaders, including those in India and Japan, had congratulated the NLD on their win. The election has been seen as a gauge of support for the NLD and Ms Suu Kyi following the Rohingya crisis. The NLD remains popular at home but has been heavily criticised worldwide after Ms Suu Kyi's response to the crisis.