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The White House have issued a statement saying that Aung San Suu Kyi's election victory in Burma is an "important step" in the country's democratic transformation, according to Reuters. The US government said that they hope that Burma's government continues on the "path of reform".
Supporters of the National League for Democracy Party and Aung San Suu Kyi show their delight as they drive through Rangoon.
Aung San Suu Kyi hails her victory for the National League for Democracy Party as a 'triumph of the people, who have decided that they must be involved in the political process of this country".
Polling stations across Burma opened their doors to cameras their ballot papers, as Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy claimed by-election victories in at least 18 of the 45 available seats.
Su Kyi has said her top priorities are to introduce the rule of law, end long-simmering ethnic insurgencies and amend the 2008 constitution that ensures the military retains a political stake and its strong influence over the country.
Whilst attending the Friends of Syria conference in Turkey, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton commented briefly on the by-elections in Burma.
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Her constituency Kamu is separated from Rangoon by 60 miles and three centuries - it is the land that time and a dictatorship forgot.
Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won a seat in Burma's parliament, according to her party the National League for Democracy