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Suu Kyi allies to form Myanmar ruling party after decades of struggle

Posted by Johnson Tamlyn on January 31, 2016 at 4:15 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in the region

Reuters: After decades of struggle, hundreds of lawmakers from Aung San Suu Kyi's camp will form Myanmar's ruling party on Monday, with enough seats in parliament to choose the first democratically elected government since the military took power in 1962. The National League for Democracy (NLD) won some 80 percent of elected seats in November's historic vote, but the junta-drafted constitution means it will have to share power with the army that for years has suppressed, often brutally, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and her allies.

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