Nobel prize winner wins parliamentary seat in Burma

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Aung San Suu Kyi won a seat in Burma's parliament Sunday, a victory for the opposition party and for democracy.

CBS News reported that this is her first success in a political contest for parliament, though Suu Kyi is well known both within Burmese politics and internationally for her role in promoting democracy and for her selected as recipient for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991.

Voters in Kahmu gave 82 percent of the vote to Suu Kyi, and ABC News reported its observation of a tally in Rangoon that proclaimed victory to the National League of Democracy, Suu Kyi's party, by a vote of 402-119.

Of the 664 seats in the parliament, 44 are now being contested through by-election, reported ABC News.

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