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NLD Wins Absolute Majority in Myanmar Parliament

Myanmar’s opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) has captured an absolute majority of the parliamentary seats, giving it a landslide victory over the government and military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), official returns released Friday by the Union Election Commission showed. That will allow the NLD to overcome the military’s veto in the bicameral 664-seat legislature, known as the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, which selects the president. Myanmar’s military and the...

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