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




 
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Suu Kyi allies to form Myanmar ruling party after decades of struggle
 
January 31st, 2016  
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Suu Kyi allies to form Myanmar ruling party after decades of struggle
By Timothy Mclaughlin and Hnin Yadana Zaw NAYPYITAW (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. The first sitting of the NLD-dominated parliament is another step in Myanmar's drawn-out transition which started with the election and will go on until the NLD government officially starts its term in April.




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