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Victory at the Burmese elections is almost certain for Aung San Suu Kyi. The national league of democracy, the party led by the Nobel Peace Prize, seems to have obtained 70% of seats in Parliament, which is enough to constitute a new government. This is what said the spokesman of the NLD, although the electoral commission has not yet made known the official results. But about Suu Kyi’s victory (widely announced on the eve) there are little doubts. It was confirmed also by those defeated, that is to say, by the Party of solidarity and development for union, which is currently in power. “We lost”, declared the USDP president ad interim, Htay Kywe Oo, in an interview granted to Reuters.

Whichever the outcome, Burma is going toward a period of uncertainty, in which Suu Kyi and other parties in ascent will have to negotiate power-sharing with the army. The Constitution designed by military men, in fact, guarantees a quarter of the seats in parliament to members not elected by the armed forces. But even if Suu Kyi wins the majority, she will not be able to become president: the Constitution written by the junta precludes her from doing so because she has children with foreign passports. Suu Kyi has announced that she will be in power “above” the president in any case.

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