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Burma/Myanmar Post-election Outlook: Trials for Triumph

By Altsean-Burma  •  November 13, 2015

Results announced on 13 November confirmed the overwhelming victory of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in the 8 November elections, which decided 75% of seats in Burma/Myanmar’s National and Regional Parliaments. While the military will retain its allotted 25% of parliamentary seats, the NLD now holds an overall majority in the National Parliament, giving it the power to form
Burma/Myanmar’s next government and select a President.

As results are finalized, the next steps for both Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD and the country’s ruling military will take shape, while a final session of the current Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) dominated National Parliament will convene on 16 November. While the NLD will now be able to form a government, Burma’s military will retain its grip on power in key areas.

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