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Myanmar election

Suu Kyi's NLD confirms 396 seats, surpassing 2015 landslide victory

Ruling party's popularity proves decisive as military-linked group cries foul

Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy proved her extraordinary popularity in the Nov. 8 election. (Source photos by Yuichi Nitta and Reuters)

YANGON -- Myanmar's election commission on Saturday announced the final results of the country's general election, confirming the ruling National League for Democracy won 396 out of 476 seats. The NLD, headed by the nation's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, outperformed its landslide victory in 2015, when it won 390 seats.

The ruling party took more than 83% of the seats. Meanwhile, 11 ethnic parties won a total of 47 seats. The military-affiliated Union Solidarity and Development Party garnered just 33.

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