Myanmar’s ruling NLD claims to have won parliamentary majority in Myanmar polls

Having claimed its victory over Myanmar’s poll that took place on November 8, the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) said it would retain power to secure a parliamentary majority on its own.

Though the official results are yet to be announced, an NLD spokesperson, Monywa Aung Shin, said that the ruling party had earlier confirmed to have won more than 322 seats – a majority but the final outcome “would be likely more than” what party has set to be its goal, i.e. 377 seats. The Union Election Commission had earlier stated that the results for the polls may take a week. But by November 10, it had announced the winners of just 9 of Parliament’s 642 seats.

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