This Time It Counts


In 1990, Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), won parliamentary elections by a landslide. The vote, though, was ignored by Burma's ruling military junta, and Suu Kyi found herself under house arrest for nearly two decades, a martyr for democracy in a pariah state. But on April 1, a newly freed Suu Kyi and the NLD won a reported 43 of 45 seats in parliamentary by-elections, though official results have yet to be announced. It was a resounding success for the NLD--just a year ago, merely displaying...

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