Myanmar: Suu Kyi Hails “Beginning of New Era”

Rappler.com

Opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi swept to victory after 22 years under house arrest.  The opposition declared her victory with 99% of the votes while her party wins 40 out of 45 open seats.  Suu Kyi called the weekend elections the “beginning of a new era” and vowed to reform the Constitution.  Another sign of the times: despite strict government control of the media, Myanmar journalists used social media to bypass censorship.

 

Read more about the official results at the Guardian and about social media’s role at TNW.