Myanmar polls : Aung San Suu Kyi heading to decisive victory

Myanmar polls : Aung San Suu Kyi heading to decisive victory

Myanmar polls : Aung San Suu Kyi heading to decisive victory

Written by Staff Writer

10 Nov, 2015 | 1:16 pm

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has told the BBC that Sunday’s elections were “not free but fair”.

In an exclusive interview, Ms Suu Kyi congratulated the people of Myanmar. Early results point to a sweeping victory for her party.

Under the constitution she cannot become president, but she said that as party leader she would “find one”.

After decades of military rule, the polls were widely considered to be the most democratic in 25 years.

Official tallies have been trickling in since Sunday’s election and the final result will not be known for days.

But Ms Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy has won most of the seats declared so far.

Asked if the elections could be sabotaged, Ms Suu Kyi answered that they would be sabotaging the will of the people.

The selection of the president is not expected till February or even later next year.

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