A  shop selling  calendars with the images of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. People in Rangoon did not foresee that her party would win by  such a huge and decisive majority. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

The immense change in Burma (Myanmar) over the past decade is evident to the repeat visitor before they even step off the plane in Rangoon (Yangon). T(...)

Time of change: an Aung San Suu Kyi T-shirt is printed in Rangoon. Photograph: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty

What is significant about last weekend’s elections? These are the first national elections in Burma since the junta that has ruled this southeast Asia(...)

Aung San Suu Kyi: In a phone call, US president Barack Obama “commended her for her tireless efforts and sacrifice over so many years to promote a more inclusive, peaceful and democratic Burma”, the White House said. Photograph: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won a majority in Burma’s parliament, the election commission said on Friday, giving it enough seats to elect i(...)

There is little doubt that, although counting is continuing, Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) have won a famous victory on(...)

A woman holds a newspaper featuring a photograph of opposition leader  Aung San Suu Kyi, at a stall in Yangon, Burma.   Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi made it clear on Tuesday that she was ready to defy any attempt by the country’s military to clip her wings, as fresh results(...)

Supporters of Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi celebrate as they look at the official election results outside the National League of Democracy headquarters in Rangoon. Photograph: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images

Burma’s Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi looked set to defy the powerful military to take power after a major election win, but there are questio(...)

A supporter waves a flag during a Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) campaign rally in Yangon on Friday. Burma heads to the polls on Sunday. Photograph: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

On Sunday, more than 30 million voters across Burma (Myanmar) can cast their ballots in the country’s first relatively free elections in 25 years. (...)

 Volunteers take down posters of Aung San Suu Kyi at the National League for Democracy  head office  in Kaw Hmu, Burma,  ahead of Sunday’s landmark election. Photograph:  Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images

Burma’s president Thein Sein said on Friday that both the military and the government would accept the outcome of Sunday’s historic election, and tha(...)

Supporters of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy  set up a stage outside the main train station ahead of a rally in Yangon on Thursday. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said she will be “above the president” if her party wins a historic election on Sunday, defying a const(...)

Muslim candidate  Khin Maung Thein competes in a system stacked against him. Photograph: Jorge Silva/Reuters

The city of Mandalay in northern Burma (Myanmar) is a Buddhist religious centre so crowded with temples, monasteries and monks that they can sometimes(...)