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It's official: Suu Kyi wins Myanmar poll

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 Nov 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Yangon, Nov 11: Myanmar's Union Election Commission (UEC) on Wednesday announced that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won Sunday's general election and has been re-elected to the House of Representatives (Lower House).

Representing her tiol League for Democracy (NLD), Aung San Suu Kyi, who is the party chairperson, contested in Yangon's Kawhmu constituency mainly against rival U Kyaw Zin Hein, candidate of the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), reported Xinhua.

So far, the NLD has secured a total of 291 seats in three levels of parliament, including 78 in the House of Representatives, 29 in the House of tiolities and 182 in the Region or State Parliament, according to the result released by the UEC as of Tuesday night.

The USDP held 27 seats, six in the House of Representatives, two in the House of tiolities and 19 in the Region or State Parliament.

A total of 333 representatives have been elected to parliament at three levels, according to the results announced by the UEC as of Tuesday night.

Myanmar's government pledged on Wednesday to work in cooperation with all sides to eble stability and peace in the post-election period, according to an announcement of the President's Office.

With regard to Suu Kyi's call for the prompt dialogue with the three figures, the office said mutual coordition and discussion will be made after the complete release of the election result by the Union Election Commission (UEC).

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