The gathering of Myanmar’s MPs in its capital Naypyitaw for the first session of the new parliament is an important and welcome milestone in the count(...)

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(...)

Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi after attending the first day of a new parliament session in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Monday. Photograph: Hein Htet/EPA

Wearing flowers in her hair and looking poised and calm, Aung San Suu Kyi took her seat in the front row of Myanmar’s parliament after more than 50 ye(...)

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  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(...)

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 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(...)

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(...)

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. (...)

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