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Thursday, 12 November 2015 - 17:17
Myanmar election: Military 'will co-operate' with new government
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Myanmar's military chief has pledged to work with the country's new government, following landmark elections on Sunday.

Min Aung Hlaing said the military would "do what is best in co-operation with the new government during the post-election period".

Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy is on track for a majority, taking about 80% of declared seats.

But a quarter of parliamentary seats are allocated to the military, meaning it will remain hugely influential.

Last weekend's vote was Myanmar's first openly contested general election for 25 years.

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