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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 elections: NLD party has '80% of vote' in central regions

Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party has won 80% of the votes counted in the central regions so far in the Burmese general election, according to a party spokesman.

Outside the central area, the National League for Democracy had so far won more than 65% of votes cast in the states of Mon and Kayin, NLD spokesman Win Htein said. .

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