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Myanmar by-election results a 'warning shot' for NLD

BANGKOK - Thirteen seats mean little for a country with over 1,000 parliamentary seats, yet the provisional results of Myanmar's by-election over the weekend gives a foretaste of the shifting political momentum.

At stake during Saturday's (Nov 3) by-election were 12 seats in either the union, or state or regional parliaments, as well as the post of Shan Ethnic Affairs minister in Mandalay region. Most of the seats were vacant because office-holders died.

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