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Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi's party wins absolute majority in elections

Burma's National League for Democracy, led by democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi, has won an absolute majority in the country's parliament, the election commission has said.

Suu Kyi, who is banned by law from the country's presidency, has said she would take a position "above" the president should her party win a majority.

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Burma begins to celebrate as election results come in

Rain did not stop NLD supporters smiling as they waited for the final results. Credit: Reuters

The people of Burma have begun to celebrate as the results in the country's freest elections for 25 years started to come in.

Voters dance in the street as early election results are announced. Credit: Reuters

Initial votes show Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party is set for a landslide victory.

People clap and wave flags outside the NLD headquarters. Credit: Reuters

But even if she wins, she is constitutionally barred from becoming president.

This is because anyone whose spouse or sons are overseas citizens cannot lead the country. Suu Kyi's late husband and her two sons are British.

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