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Myanmar parliament begins historic session led by Aung San Suu Kyi's party

Myanmar parliament begins historic session led by Aung San Suu Kyi's party

Myanmar's parliament, now dominated by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party, on Monday began a new and historic session that will install the country's first democratically elected government in more than 50 years.

The National League for Democracy won a landslide in the Nov. 8 elections, winning 80% of the seats in the two houses of parliament to defeat the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party.

Legislators from the two parties and from smaller ethnic minority parties as well as nominated military representatives filed into the cavernous parliament for the session in which the members took a joint oath of office.

The session marks a historic...

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