THE Union Election Commission announced yesterday that the opposition party, the National League for Democracy, has won the majority of seats in Myanmar’s general election.
Counting began a day after the historic vote was held on 8 November.
As of 9 pm last night, the NLD had won 247 Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) seats, 131 Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) seats, 459 state/region parliament seats, 14 state/region Hluttaw for ethnic seats, totaling 851 parliament seats.
Out of 657 Pyidaungsu Hluttaw seats, the NLD has won 378 seats. As it has won more than half the number of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw seats, the NLD will form Myanmar’s new government.