Myanmar Delivers Landslide to Suu Kyi’s NLD
She has a winning smile. Officials have declared Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy the winners of last weekend’s election with an outright majority, signaling an end to decades of military-backed rule. The news comes five years to the day after the famed human rights campaigner was released from house arrest. She cannot constitutionally be president, so the NLD will choose a colleague for the post in January. But Suu Kyi has vowed to lead, and the current president and military say they will respect the people’s will.