Burma

NLD Says Suu Kyi Leads in Polls

By Election, The Associated Press 1 April 2012

The main opposition party in Burma [Myanmar] says early results from Sunday’s poll show democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi leading in her bid for parliament.

The preliminary results were displayed on a digital signboard above the opposition National League for Democracy’s headquarters in Rangoon.

The results said Suu Kyi was ahead with 65 percent of the vote in 82 of her constituency’s 129 polling stations.

The statistics were not official and the Election Commission has yet to release any outcome of Sunday’s by-election.

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