Burma's opposition party clinches landslide election victory

"The party of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s longtime opposition leader, won a decisive victory Thursday in the first democratic election in years in the Southeast Asian nation long run by a military regime.

Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party has now secured enough seats in the Parliament seats to control the body and choose the country’s president, official results Friday showed.

The stunning victory was the culmination of lifelong battle for Suu Kyi, now 70, and her pro-democracy movement. She endured years of house arrest, at least two attempts on her life and separation from her husband and two sons to bring change to her country. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991."