Myanmar elections: Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi set to claim victory

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Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 9: Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party was confident it was headed for a landslide victory today in Myanmar's historic elections, as the democracy icon urged supporters not to provoke losing rivals who mostly represent the former junta that ruled this Southeast Asian nation for a half-century.

The opposition National League of Democracy had won about 70 percent of the votes counted by midday today, said party spokesman Win Htein.

Aung San Suu Kyi set to claim victory

In Sunday's elections, 33.5 million eligible voters cast votes at more than 46,000 polling stations across the country.
Government leaders, parliament speakers, military leaders and party leaders were among those who enthusiastically cast their votes at polling booths scattered across constituencies in the nation.

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A total of 6,038 candidates involving 91 political parties and 310 Independents contested for more than 1,000 seats at three levels of parliament in the elections. Of the total, 1,733 candidates ran for seats of the House of Representatives (Lower House), 886 for the House of Nationalities (Upper House), 3,419 for regional or state parliaments.

OneIndia News (With inputs from agency)

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