BREAKING NEWS: Aung San Suu Kyi wins seat in historic Myanmar election - via Reuters
YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar citizens began voting Sunday in by-elections that are expected to see opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi enter parliament for the first time and could lead to an easing of sanctions by the West. The vote comes after months of surprising reforms by the military-backed government, and almost a quarter-century after Suu Kyi began her pro-democracy struggle.
Sunday’s by-election, to fill a few dozen vacant seats in the 664-member legislature, will not change the balance of power in a country still controlled by a clique of retired army officers. But Suu Kyi’s campaign has galvanized Myanmar’s downtrodden masses and raised hope for change.