November 13, 2015 / 5:44 AM / 2 years ago

Suu Kyi's opposition party takes majority in Myanmar's parliament

Myanmar's National League for Democracy party leader Aung San Suu Kyi talks to supporters after general elections in Yangon, Myanmar November 9, 2015. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

YANGON (Reuters) - The party of democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi has won a majority in Myanmar’s parliament, the election commission said on Friday, giving it enough seats to elect the new president.

The victory of Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy will allow her to sweep out an old guard of former generals that has run Myanmar since a junta stepped aside four years ago, ushering in democratic and economic reforms.

Reporting by Antoni Slodkowski; Editing by Alex Richardson

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