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Aung San Suu Kyi welcomes all parties to join Myanmar's national reconsolidation

04-02-2012 17:26 BJT

Aung San Suu Kyi Monday extended welcome to all parties to join in the process of working for national reconsolidation and to bring about peace and prosperity to the country.

In her first public speech at her party's headquarters a day after the parliamentary by-elections on Sunday, Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD), termed her party's election victory as people's victory, attributing it to the spiritual support by and cooperation with the people.

She promised to protect the rights of the minority despite her party's win by a majority, and called her supporters to avoid making mental disruption to other individual or organization, noting that many things remains to be done in a broad-minded manner.

She thanked a broad range of people for being enthusiastically involved in the democratic process, underscoring people's role in political life.

She reiterated three election objectives, namely rule of law, internal peace and amendment to constitution.

According to the NLD, Aung San Suu Kyi has received document of acknowledgment from the election commission of her victory in Sunday's elections.

The NLD has swept 43 vacant parliamentary seats out of 45 in respective township constituencies in the by-elections held across the country, according to the initial election results obtained so far and confirmed by the party.

These constituencies include all six in Yangon region, in which Aung San Suu Kyi won over 85 percent of the votes with 55,902-9, 172 against U Soe Min, candidate of the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) and 55,902-397 against U Tin Yi, candidate of the Unity and Peace Party (UPP) in Kawhmu township constituency, while other NLD candidates swept most vacant seats with Nay Pyi Taw constituencies.

The parliamentary by-elections in Myanmar, which began on Sunday morning, were contested by a total of 157 candidates -- 150 represent 17 political parties and seven represent seven individuals -- for the 45 vacant seats of parliamentary representatives scattered in 45 township constituencies in nine regions or states -- Yangon, Mandalay, Ayeyawaddy, Sagaing, Tanintharyi, Bago, Magway, Mon and Shan as well as Nay Pyi Taw directly under the president's administration.

Of the 45 vacant parliamentary seats, 37 seats are for House of Representatives , while six are for House of Nationalities and two are for Region or State parliament.

Editor:Shi Jierui |Source: Xinhua

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