Myanmar’s National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives for the opening of the new parliament in Naypyitaw. Lawmakers  will form Myanmar’s ruling party, with enough seats to choose the first democratically elected government since the military took power in 1962. Photograph: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

After an historic day yesterday when pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi entered Myanmar’s parliament, the southeast Asian nation focused on ap(...)

National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi leaves after the last day of the parliament’s lower house regular session. Photograph: Ye Aung/AFP/Getty Images

Myanmar will form its first democratically elected government since the military junta took power in 1962 when opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi over(...)

 A handout picture made shows Burmese president Thein Sein (L) shaking hands with Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (R) during their meeting at the president’s office in the capital Naypyitaw on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA/Myanmar News Agency

Burma’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi held talks with president Thein Sein on Wednesday, the first of two key meetings as her election-winning party(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Supporters of Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party cheer as they watch the first official results. Photograph:  Ye Aung/AFP/Getty

US president Barack Obama called Burma’s leader Thein Sein to congratulate him on Thursday on the staging of a historic general election, in which dem(...)

Fans with portraits of Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for sale outside the National League for Democracy  party headquarters in Rangoon on Wednesday. Photograph: Romeo GacadAFP/Getty Images

Burma’s president Thein Sein congratulated democratic champion Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday, as her party appeared to have trounced the ruling camp i(...)

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 National League for Democracy party: A period of uncertainty still looms over the country because it is not clear how the party  will share power easily with the still-dominant military – the constitution guarantees one quarter of parliament’s seats to unelected members of the armed forces. Photograph: Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP

Burma’s (Myanmar’s) ruling party conceded defeat in a general election on Monday as the opposition led by democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi appear(...)