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".
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
The opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's criticism of the campaigning process signals how important these elections really are.