Myanmar’s Suu Kyi hopes victory is dawn of new era

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TODD PITMAN Associated Press= YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Aung San Suu Kyi claimed victory Monday in Myanmar’s historic by-election, saying she hoped it would mark the beginning of a new era for the long-repressed country. Suu Kyi spoke to thousands of cheering supporters who gathered outside her opposition party headquarters a day after her party claimed she had won a parliamentary seat in the closely watched vote. Official confirmation of the results could take days, but the people of Myanmar have reacted with jubilation. “The success we are having is the success of the people,” Suu Kyi said, as a sea of supporters chanted her name and thrust their hands into the air to flash “V” for victory…

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