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Aung San Suu Kyi victory will test commitment to human rights in Myanmar
Myanmar has taken a potentially momentous step away from dictatorship and towards democracy. More than 6,000 candidates from 91 political parties competed for the votes of 33m registered voters on November 8 in the country’s first credible elections since 1960. The precise outcome won’t be known for days, but Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) is claiming to have gained at least 70% of the votes cast. Senior figures in the ruling…
by The Conversation / Andrew Fagan, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex
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