Aung San Suu Kyi Wins Seat in Burma: Opposition

Nobel laureate, democracy icon, political prisoner for decades, and now, finally, a member of Parliament. The opposition in Burma says Aung San Suu Kyi has won a parliamentary seat in landmark elections Sunday. The official confirmation might not come for days, and the by-elections—the first in two decades—will fill just 45 spots in a 664-seat Parliament controlled by retired generals. And Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party has claimed “rampant irregularities” during the voting. But in a country where the military has ruled almost exclusively for 50 years, the victory could mark a new day.