Myanmar’s ruling National Democratic League (NLD) has already claimed victory in the elections. The party led by Aung San Suu Kyi claimed on Monday that it had already won a majority to form the next government. This information came from a British news agency Reuters report.
The citizens of Myanmar voted on Sunday in the second general election after a long military coup. The counting of votes continues till Monday. Various media outlets have already indicated that the ruling party NLD will return to power.
On Monday, party spokesman Mio Nuant told Reuters that according to internal reports, the NLD (led by Aung San Suu Kyi) had already won 322 seats in the required parliament. However, the Election Commission has not yet announced the official results. Thanking the people, he said, “This election result is very encouraging for the people, for the party.”
The country’s Election Commission is expected to announce the official results on Monday night. In 2016, NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi was widely criticized in the international arena for his anti-Rohingya military campaign, but gained widespread popularity in his country.
Myanmar’s parliament has 425 seats in the lower house and 216 in the upper house. To form a government, it is necessary to win 315 seats in the lower house and 216 seats in the upper house. The NLD came to power in 2015, winning a total of 390 seats. Party spokesman Mio Nuant said that the number of seats will increase in this election.
The NLD won a resounding victory in the 2015 general election, ending more than half a century of military and military-backed rule in Myanmar. However, the influence of the military in the country’s politics is still strong. According to the Constitution, 25 percent of the seats in Parliament are allocated to the army. The army also takes care of important ministries.