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Secretary Clinton has released remarks about the election which I have yet to find.  When I do, they will be posted at Still4Hill.   Meanwhile, with the results still unofficial,  Aung San Suu Kyi,  carefully claims victory.  Here is this morning’s brief from Foreign Policy.


Monday, April 2, 2012 Follow FP: Facebook Twitter RSS

Aung San Suu Kyi hails ‘new era’ after apparent election win

Top news: Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi appears poised to win a seat in parliament in just the third election the country has held in the last 50 years. According to her National League of Democracy’s own tally, it won 43 of the 44 seats in contested in Sunday’s by-election. Official results have not yet been released.

“We hope this will be the beginning of a new era,” Aung San Suu Kyi said in a speech at her party headquarters in Yangon. If the results are confirmed, it would be a remarkable turnabout for the Nobel Peace Prize winner, who has spent most of the past 22 years under house arrest since her victory in the 1990 general election was overturned by Myanmar’s military government.

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