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Friday, 13 November 2015 - 12:30
Myanmar election: Suu Kyi's NLD wins landslide victory
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The National League for Democracy has won a landslide victory in Myanmar's historic election, say vote officials.

With more than 80% of seats declared, Aung San Suu Kyi's party has more than the two-thirds it needs to control parliament and choose the president, ending decades of military-backed rule.

But a quarter of seats were given uncontested to the military, meaning it remains hugely influential.

Under the constitution Ms Suu Kyi cannot become president herself.

It specifically bars anyone whose children were born foreign nationals from holding the job. Both her sons were born British.

But Ms Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who spent decades under military-imposed house arrest, has insisted she would lead the country anyway if her party won.

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