Suu Kyi hails Burma victory

Aung San Suu Kyi has hailed her victory for the National League for Democracy Party as a 'triumph of the people' after claiming a landslide victory in a series of by-elections.

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A small vote for democracy

Officials count votes at a polling station in Dagon township in Yangon. Credit: AP Photo/Khin Maung Win

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.

Officials show a ballot paper that shows a vote for Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democratic party. Credit: AP Photo/Khin Maung Win

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.

Another polling station in Yangon, another vote for Aung San Suu Kyi. Credit: AP Photo/Khin Maung Win

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