Myanmar

Halfway to democracy

Print edition : December 11, 2015

Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League for Democracy, arrives at the Lower House of Parliament in Nay Pyi Taw on November 16 for the first parliament meeting after the November 8 general elections. Photo: Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS

Supporters of the National League for Democracy shout slogans outside the party headquarters in Yangon on November 9. Photo: Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP

Outside a polling station in Mandalay on November 8. Photo: Hkun Lat/AP

President Thein Sein. He allowed the oppositon to campaign freely. Photo: NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP

At an area for Muslim refugees north of Sittwe in western Rakhine, a May 8, 2014, photograph. Suu Kyi preferred to remain silent on the Rohingya issue to the consternation of many of her supporters. Photo: Robin McDowell/AP

The Aung San Suu Kyi-led National League for Democracy scores a thumping victory in Myanmar, marking a partial comeback of civilian rule in the country.
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