Aung San Suu Kyi’s party takes seats in historic session of Myanmar parliament
Hundreds of National League for Democracy MPs, including party leader, sit as a majority for the first time in parliament
After half a century of military-dominated rule, #Aung San Suu Kyi has led her National League for Democracy (NLD) party into #Myanmar’s parliament, taking a majority of seats and starting the process of installing a democratically elected government.
Aung San Suu Kyi has waited more than 25 years for this moment, having won a parliamentary majority in 1990 that was annulled by the military leadership. In November last year, she led the NLD to another landslide victory that has been accepted by the outgoing army-aligned government.