The paradox of Aung San Suu Kyi's landslide victory

Her party’s resounding success in the election this month has less to do with what she stands for than what she stands against.

Supporters of the National League for Democracy party celebrating with a cut-out figure of Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon on Nov 10, 2020. PHOTO: AFP
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YANGON (NYTIMES) - The National League for Democracy (NLD), the incumbent party led by Ms Aung San Suu Kyi, secured another landslide victory in this month's general election.

It did better in the Nov 8 polls than in 2015, a landmark election, winning this year 396 of the 476 elected seats to be filled in both the Lower and the Upper Houses. (Another 166 seats were reserved for military appointees.)

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