Aung San Suu Kyi's party wins by a landslide

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Burma dissident Aung San Suu Kyi's party, The National League for Democracy, won 43 of the 44 seats it contested for giving it representation in the parliament still dominated by President's Thein Sein's party.

According to the Associated Press, Suu Kyi called the election a "triumph of the people." She had won a parliamentary seat.

According to Bloombery News, Su Kyi had spend 15 years under house arrest, boycotted the 2010 elections that ended five decades of oppressive military rule and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her non-violent struggle.

CNN wrote that it is unclear if the NLD had won the 44th seat. Also, even though the control in parliament will not change, this election "marks an important step forward for many in the country who have lived under military rule for 50 years," said CNN.

The Associated Press wrote that Suu Kyi called it the "new era."

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