Suu Kyi party wins 15 of 16 seats in first Myanmar poll results

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi waves to supporters outside the National League of Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon, on November 9, 2015 (AFP Photo/Nicolas Asfouri)

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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi waves to supporters outside the National League of Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon, on November 9, 2015 (AFP Photo/Nicolas Asfouri)
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi waves to supporters outside the National League of Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon, on November 9, 2015 (AFP Photo/Nicolas Asfouri)

Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition party has won 15 out of 16 seats in the first results in Myanmar’s historic elections, with a clean sweep so far in its Yangon stronghold, poll officials told AFP on Monday.

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The NLD’s haul includes 12 Yangon electorates in the 323-seat lower house of parliament. It won three regional parliament seats while a fourth went to the army-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party.