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Burma’s Elections Nearly Swept by Pro-Democracy Party

Burma (also known as Myanmar) held elections this past weekend for the first time since 2010, and for the first time in decades, elections seem to have been fair and open. The opposition party, National League for Democracy, led by prominent democracy agitator and former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi, took 40 of 45 available seats, making it a powerful minority in Burmese politics …


 

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