Aung San Suuu Kyi led NLD confident of victory in National elections

  • Myanmar held its second national election since 2011, when the country emerged outright of the military rule.

  • The National League for Democracy (NLD) led by Nobel Laureate, Aung San Suuu Kyi said that they were confident of forming the government. It stated that it would break its own record created in 2015

  • Millions turned out to exercise their franchise amid the ongoing pandemic. Various parts of the country were in lockdown in order to combat the spread of the virus

  • Rights groups slammed the election, however, which saw nearly two million disenfranchised from an electorate of 37 million.

  • On Sunday, the NLD supporters celebrated late into the night and hundreds more drove in convoys north of Yangon , wearing red and flying the party's fighting peacock flag. However the military aligned USDP, the second largest party after NLD, refrained from claiming victory since the results haven’t been officially announced the by Myanmar’s election commission.

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