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Old 01-04-2012, 23:52   #1
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Aung San Suu Kyi wins seat in Burma Parliament

Not official yet, but the NLD are claiming the win.

A small victory on a long road to be travelled yet, but a very significant and symbolic one. She finally gets the seat she should have gotten 25 years ago, be it as MP rather than PM/President. I'm quietly hoping this is a watershed moment for Burma. The Junta and associates will still hold at least 80% of seats (with 25% guaranteed), but the NLD finally gets a foothold in parliament.

The latest set of reforms by the Junta have been rather surprising. They finally appear to want to come out of isolation.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17577620
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Re: Aung San Suu Kyi wins seat in Burma Parliament

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Not official yet, but the NLD are claiming the win.

A small victory on a long road to be travelled yet, but a very significant and symbolic one. She finally gets the seat she should have gotten 25 years ago, be it as MP rather than PM/President. I'm quietly hoping this is a watershed moment for Burma. The Junta and associates will still hold at least 80% of seats (with 25% guaranteed), but the NLD finally gets a foothold in parliament.

The latest set of reforms by the Junta have been rather surprising. They finally appear to want to come out of isolation.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17577620
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Re: Aung San Suu Kyi wins seat in Burma Parliament

They have had enough of falling behind economicly to India and China, so they have relexed a bit, but remember legally the NLD won in 1990 and still have been deined the right to form a government, they also spend huge amount of their budget on the army and on building a new capital (just of keep them on power). I hope they have sense to let Democracy happen, but I don't have high hopes
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