Reuters: White House says election in Burma is an 'important step'

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".

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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.