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Ear to the Ground

Suu Kyi’s Party Claims Victory in Burma

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Posted on Apr 2, 2012
bbc.co.uk

NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to supporters after her party swept parliamentary by-elections.

She’s attracted international attention to her cause, and now she’s bringing change to her native Burma, as pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi led her political party, the National League for Democracy, to claim 40 of 45 parliamentary seats up for the vote in last weekend’s by-elections.  —KA

BBC:

Ms Suu Kyi said she hoped the polls marked the start of a new era in Burma.

But the parliament remains dominated by the military and its allies, who hold the vast majority of the 664 seats.

As the results started to come in from Sunday’s poll, Ms Suu Kyi called the vote a “triumph of the people” and said the goal now was reconciliation with other parties.

The United States said the vote was an important step in Burma’s “democratic transition”.

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vector56's avatar

By vector56, April 5, 2012 at 8:27 pm Link to this comment

“it’s good to agree with you that this is
something good and positive. “

Bull Shit!

Allowing Suu Kyi this “token” seat is just a back door way for the State Dept (Hillary) to legitimize the group of “thugs” who now control the government. As we speak Clinton is pushing to “normalize” relations with Burma even before Suu Kyi butt warns her seat in parliament.

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By heterochromatic, April 2, 2012 at 7:24 pm Link to this comment

PH—- it’s good to agree with you that this is
something good and positive.

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By PatrickHenry, April 2, 2012 at 5:26 pm Link to this comment

It’s good to see something positive in the world for a change.

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By gerard, April 2, 2012 at 2:58 pm Link to this comment

Now there’s a heroic lady!  Mkes Hillary look like a tin soldier.

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