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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 opposition win 56 of 57 seats in Yangon

Burma's opposition party says it won 56 of the 57 parliamentary seats from the country's biggest city Yangon.

Supporters celebrate as they watch the results in Yangon. Credit: Reuters

The result suggests a massive victory in historic elections for the National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Aung San Suu Kyi.

We will win a landslide.

– Party spokesman Nyan Win

The party announced that it had won 44 of the 45 lower house seats and all 12 of the upper house seats in the country's largest city.

Huge cheers broke out among the crowd of red-shirted supporters outside the party headquarters as the results were announced.

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