by Anna K. Poole
Posted 11/11/15, 10:53 am
This weekend, Myanmar held free parliamentary elections for the first time in 25 years. Thousands of citizens, some of whom had never voted before, proudly displayed purple-inked fingers, a mark of ballot-casting, and awaited news of the winning party.
Today, after three days of post-election limbo, Myanmar’s government announced the triumph of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, head of the National League for Democracy (NLD). The NLD’s landslide victory bolsters hope for a transition to democracy after decades of repressive military rule.