Suu Kyi party wins enough seats to form Myanmar's next government

FILE PHOTO: Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi smiles after a meeting with Norway’s Foreign Minister Borge Brende (not in picture) at Myanmar’s Foreign Ministry in Naypyitaw, Myanmar July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/File Photo

YANGON (Reuters) – The ruling party of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won enough parliamentary seats to form the next government, according to official results of a general election released on Friday.

The latest batch of results from the Nov. 8 election confirmed Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party had secured the 322 seats in the bicameral legislature needed to form the next government.

The NLD has taken 346 seats of the 412 seats that have so far been declared, with 64 more seats still up for grabs and yet to be announced.

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