The democracy and human-rights activist hopes to usher in some populist change following her historic win.
The results from Sunday’s by-election in Burma are in, and the winner is: democracy. Activist Aung San Suu Kyi has reportedly won her seat by a large margin, and is expected to actually be allowed into office this time. Nearly all 44 of her National League for Democracy colleagues running in the election are also expected to secure victories. In a speech in Ragoon, Suu Kyi referred to the results as a “triumph of the people” and said she hoped to work co-operatively with other parties while pushing for further reforms. Despite the promising by-election results, Burma’s army and related Union Solidarity and Development Party still hold a large majority of parliamentary seats.