In April of this year, Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy won 40 of the 45 available seats in Myanmar's parliamentary election, a landslide victory for the opposition party, which was brutally repressed for decades by the military junta. The U.S. hailed the election results as yet more proof that Myanmar was taking solid steps towards democratic reform.
Above, Burmese citizens listen to speeches at a rally held by the government-sponsored Union Solidarity and Development Party ahead of the parliamentary elections in Yuzana, Myanmar, on Mar. 28.
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