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Old 11-13-2010, 12:53 PM   #1
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Aung San Suu Kyi speaks with supporters outside her home, November 13, 2010, after being released from house arrest. Soe Zeya Tun / Reuters When the barbwire and barricades finally came down after seven-and-a-half years, Burmese police officers quietly moved out of the way to a surge of running, ...
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Burma 'facing political change'...

Burma undergoing political change - UN envoy
4 December 2010 : Vijay Nambiar met Aung San Suu Kyi during his last week's visit to Burma
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The UN envoy to Burma has said it is clear that political change is taking place in the country, despite UN criticism of last month's poll there. Vijay Nambiar told the BBC that parliamentary by-elections could now open up "opportunities" for broadening the political spectrum. The party of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi boycotted the election, won by the biggest military-backed party. She was not released from house arrest until after the poll.

"Government formation is taking place (in Burma). I think there will be new spaces, new slots in the parliament which will open up for by-elections," Mr Nambiar, who visited Burma last week, told the BBC Burmese Service. He described the by-elections as "small opportunities for increasing the political space for a broader, inclusive involvement". Mr Nambiar's comments come despite strong criticism of Burma's poll by the UN, which said they were neither free nor fair.

The elections on 7 November - the first to be held in Burma in 20 years - were won by the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP). Six days later, Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest. Her now-disbanded National League for Democracy (NLD) won the last election in 1990, but was never allowed to take power. She has urged her followers not to give up hoping for change and has also said she is willing to talk to Western nations about lifting sanctions on Burma, which she previously supported.

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Suu Kyi wins by a landslide...

Myanmar ruling party concedes poll defeat as Suu Kyi heads for landslide
9 Nov.`15 - Myanmar's ruling party conceded defeat in the country's general election on Monday, as the opposition led by democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi appeared on course for a landslide victory that would ensure it can form the next government.
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"We lost," Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) acting chairman Htay Oo told Reuters in an interview a day after the Southeast Asian country's first free nationwide election in a quarter of a century. The election commission later began announcing constituency-by-constituency results from Sunday's poll. All of the first 12 announced were won by Suu Kyi's National League of Democracy (NLD).


Myanmar's National League for Democracy party leader Aung San Suu Kyi looks at supporters after speaking about the general elections in Yangon, Myanmar

The NLD said its own tally of results from polling stations around the country showed it on track to win more than 70 percent of the seats being contested in parliament, more than the two-thirds it needs to form Myanmar's first democratically elected government since the early 1960s. "They must accept the results, even though they don't want to," NLD spokesman Win Htein told Reuters, adding that in the highly populated central region the Nobel peace laureate's party looked set to win more than 90 percent of seats.

Earlier a smiling Suu Kyi appeared on the balcony of the NLD's headquarters in Yangon and in a brief address urged supporters to be patient and wait for the official results.


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The election was a landmark in the country's unsteady journey to democracy from the military dictatorship that made it a pariah state for so long. It is also a moment that Suu Kyi will relish after spending years under house arrest.

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