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Change and opportunity in Myanmar

09 April 2012

Economic Sanctions Alert

On 1 April 2012, Myanmar took a significant step in resolving years of political deadlock and international isolation. The country went to the polls to vote in a by-election for 45 members of the Parliament, which consists of 664 members. The National League for Democracy ("NLD"), led by Daw Aung San Su Kyi, the charismatic and well-known former political opponent to the regime, won 43 seats out of the 45 seats contested in the by-election. The by-election is widely perceived as the beginning of a step towards greater political freedoms in the country.

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H.P. Goldfield

H.P. Goldfield

Senior International Affairs Advisor
Washington, D.C.

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