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White House Heralds 'Important Step'

3 April 2012

The White House called the election an “important step” in the country’s democratic transformation. “We hope it is an indication that the government of Burma intends to continue along the path of greater openness, transparency and reform,” it said in a statement. This echoes the words of US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton while speaking in Turkey on Monday that Burma’s leaders should move ahead with transparency and other reforms.—AP