Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition party won the majority in Myanmar's first openly contested election in 25 years, official results showed Friday. With more than 80 percent of seats declared, the National League for Democracy has more than the two-thirds it needs to control parliament and select the next president. Suu Kyi cannot serve as president due to a constitutional ban, but the Nobel Peace Prize laureate has insisted she would serve in a role “above the president” if her party won. The nation’s constitution also allocates 25 percent of parliamentary seats to the military.
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