Ruling USDP in Myanmar concedes defeat to San Suu Kyi's NDL

First openly contested national election in 25 years

(ANSA) - Rome, November 9 - Myanmar's ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) conceded defeat Monday to opposition party National League for Democracy (NDL), led by Aung San Suu Kyi, in parliamentary elections held Sunday, said Chinese television CCTV in a tweet.
    Party leader Htay Oo said he admitted to "collecting more defeats than victories", in an interview with Thailand-based broadcasting company Democratic Voice of Burma.
    Despite the fact that USDP garnered fewer votes than NDL, one-fourth of the two houses of parliament is reserved for the country's army, which is aligned with USDP.


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