Nov 23, 2015
kết quả chính thức bầu cử ở miến điện
Aung San Suu Kyi’s party will now be able
to form a government. Photograph: Aung Shine Oo/AP
National League for Democracy của bà Aung San Suu Kyi giờ đây có đầy đủ khả năng để thành lập một chính phủ mới
Monday 23 November 2015
Final Myanmar results show Aung San Suu Kyi's party won 77% of seats
Official results announced after ballots from isolated mountain townships arrived in the capital for counting more than a week after election day
Five days after the polls and Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party had won a majority in parliament, ending half a century of dominance by the military. But votes from 11 constituencies in the northern Kachin State were only counted late last week, finally allowing the commission to announce the results for all 1150 contested seats.
The NLD won 887 seats, or 77.1%, providing Suu Kyi with a majority in both houses of parliament. The military-aligned Union Solidarity and Development Party won only 117 or 10% of the seats and the army reserves a quarter of all seats in parliament.
The new members of parliament will not take their seats until February. They will then appoint a president. Suu Kyi has not signalled who she will choose as her president, although it is likely to be a loyal ally.
The 70-year-old Nobel peace prize winner has invited the army chief and current President Thein Sein to discuss a national reconciliation government she wants to form. Last week, she met with Myanmar’s influential parliamentary speaker and former general Shwe Mann.
There are concerns over a smooth change of leadership in the next few months. In 1990, the NLD also won an election but the generals annulled the result, imprisoned her colleagues and placed her under house arrest.
But the military and its allies in government have repeatedly and publicly stated they will abide the results.
An opinion article in the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper on Monday reiterated that sentiment and even criticised military supremacy in government, a huge shift in tone for a country ruled since the 1960s by army generals.
Source: The Guardian