Thousands of people remain on the streets of Rangoon tonight to celebrate the victory the reported victory of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy.
It's 10 pm in Rangoon, and convoys of NLD supporters are still driving around chanting Aung San Suu Kyi's name. Unthinkable just months ago.
Pain in Syria, hope in Burma: inspiring that after 18 yrs of house arrest Aung San Suu Kyi's supporters may elect her to Parliament today
Supporters gather for a presumed victory for NLD in central Rangoon.
Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won a seat in the country's lower house of parliament after defeating her two rival candidates in a by-election in her constituency, her party have claimed.
Her National League for Democracy (NLD) party announced at its headquarters that the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Suu Kyi had won in Kawhmu, south of the commercial capital Yangon. "Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has won. The NLD candidate has taken the Kawhmu constituency," an NLD official announced.
Suu Kyi was contesting an election for the first time after her party's decision to end its boycott of a political system dominated by the military. The by-elections were held to fill 45 vacant legislative seats.
Myanmar's Election Commission has not verified the by-election results yet.
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins seat in Myanmar parliament after a victory in her constituency, her party said.
Myanmar villagers line up to cast their vote outside a polling station in Wah Thin Kha, Myanmar.
Burma's National League for Democracy party leader Aung San Suu Kyi heads towards a polling station at Wah Thin Kha.
As voting continues in Burma, Ivo Belet, a member of the European parliament who is in the country to observe the election, says so far "everything is going peacefully."
We're happy to see that everything is going peacefully and we hope that the whole day can be run in a peaceful way.
We'll make an evaluation later of course on the basis of all the polling sessions that we will be seeing.
We will be working all day from this morning until tonight and also try to follow the counting of the votes.
Voters have begun to cast their ballots around Burma in the historic by-election where pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy Party are vying for 44 seats in Parliament.
Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was greeted by hundreds of supporters as she arrived Wah Thin Kha village south of Yangon on Saturday, on the eve of Sunday's crucial by-elections.
Young supporters were seen chanting, "NLD must win. Long live Mother Suu."