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Aung San Suu Kyi Votes in Historic Election in Myanmar


10:15 a.m.

Myanmar's election commission has announced that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won her seat in this weekend's parliamentary elections.

The commission announced 61 more results for Parliament's lower house on Wednesday, which included Suu Kyi's name as the winning representative from the Kawhmu constituency, which is part of Yangon state.

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YANGON, Nov. 10, 2015-- A child watches the vote counting of the multi-party general election in front of the opposition National League for Democracy headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar, Nov. 10, 2015. Myanmar's Union Election Commission announced 106 parliament representatives-elect on Tuesday as the first-day election result, including 54 to the House of Representatives and 52 to Region or State parliament. Of the 54 seats in the House of Representatives, the opposition National League for Democracy dominates with 49 and NLD also swept 47 of the 52 seats in Region or State parliament. (Xinhua/U Aung via Getty Images)
A huge crowd gather outside the headquarters of National League of Democracy (NLD) party displaying a huge portrait of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon on November 9, 2015. Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party on November 9, said they are on course to claim more than 70 percent of seats after Myanmar's poll, a gain that could bring a major power shift from the military. AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACAD (Photo credit should read ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Supporters of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi celebrate as they hear the first official results of the elections on a giant screen outside the National League of Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon on November 9, 2015. Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party has won 15 out of 16 seats in the first results in Myanmar's historic elections, with a clean sweep so far in its Yangon stronghold, poll officials said. AFP PHOTO / Nicolas ASFOURI (Photo credit should read NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)
Supporters of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi celebrate as they hear the official results of the elections on a giant screen outside the National League of Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon on November 9, 2015. Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party has won 15 out of 16 seats in the first results in Myanmar's historic elections, with a clean sweep so far in its Yangon stronghold, poll officials said. AFP PHOTO / Nicolas ASFOURI (Photo credit should read NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)
A child with a NLD turban is held by a supporter of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi outside the National League of Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon on November 9, 2015. Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party has won 15 out of 16 seats in the first results in Myanmar's historic elections, with a clean sweep so far in its Yangon stronghold, poll officials said. AFP PHOTO / Nicolas ASFOURI (Photo credit should read NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)
Supporter of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi holds a NLD flag in pouring rain as they hear the first official results of the elections on a giant screen outside the National League of Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon on November 9, 2015. Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party has won 15 out of 16 seats in the first results in Myanmar's historic elections, with a clean sweep so far in its Yangon stronghold, poll officials said. AFP PHOTO / Phyo Hein Kyaw (Photo credit should read Phyo Hein Kyaw/AFP/Getty Images)
Supporters of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyiâs National League for Democracy party cheer as they watch the results of the general election on an LED screen displayed outside the partyâs headquarters Monday, Nov. 9 2015 in Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar voted Sunday in historic elections that will test whether popular mandate can loosen the military's longstanding grip on power, even if opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party secures a widely-expected victory. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)
A child joins adult supporters of Myanmar's National League for Democracy party to celebrate as unofficial election results are posted outside the NLD headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD party said Monday that it was confident it was headed for a landslide victory in Myanmar's historic elections, and official results from the government that began trickling in appeared to back up the claim. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
A supporter of Myanmar's National League for Democracy party displays her mobile phone with a picture of Suu Kyi as they gather to celebrate unofficial election results outside the NLD headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD party said Monday that it was confident it was headed for a landslide victory in Myanmar's historic elections, and official results from the government that began trickling in appeared to back up the claim. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
A supporter of of Myanmar's National League for Democracy party, waits in pouring rain outside the NLD headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party was confident Monday that it was headed for a landslide victory in Myanmar's historic elections, as the democracy icon urged supporters not to provoke losing rivals who mostly represent the former junta that ruled this Southeast Asian nation for a half-century. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Supporter of Myanmar's National League for Democracy party flash their mobile phones as they gather to celebrate unofficial election results outside the NLD headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD party said Monday that it was confident it was headed for a landslide victory in Myanmar's historic elections, and official results from the government that began trickling in appeared to back up the claim. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Supporters of Myanmar's National League for Democracy party celebrate as election results are posted outside the NLD headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD party said Monday that it was confident it was headed for a landslide victory in Myanmar's historic elections, and official results from the government that began trickling in appeared to back up the claim. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
An Opposition supporter sits in a cafe in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. With tremendous excitement and hope, millions of citizens voted Sunday in Myanmar's historic general election that will test whether the military's long-standing grip on power can be loosened, with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party expected to secure an easy victory. (AP Photo/Amanda Mustard)
Supporters of Myanmar's National League for Democracy party cheer as election results are posted outside the NLD headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party said Monday that it was confident it was headed for a landslide victory in Myanmar's historic elections, and official results from the government that began trickling in appeared to back up the claim.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Supporters of Myanmar's National League for Democracy party gather for election results outside the NLD headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. With tremendous excitement and hope, millions of citizens voted Sunday, Nov. 8 in Myanmar's historic general election that will test whether the military's long-standing grip on power can be loosened, with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party expected to secure an easy victory. (AP Photo/Amanda Mustard)
Supporters of Myanmar's National League for Democracy party cheer as election results are posted outside the NLD headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD party said Monday that it was confident it was headed for a landslide victory in Myanmar's historic elections, and official results from the government that began trickling in appeared to back up the claim. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Braving rain, supporters of Myanmar's National League for Democracy shout slogans outside the NLD headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD party was confident Monday that it was headed for a landslide victory in Myanmar's historic elections, as the democracy icon urged supporters not to provoke losing rivals who mostly represent the former junta that ruled this Southeast Asian nation for a half-century. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Braving rain, a supporter of Myanmar's National League for Democracy party shouts slogans outside the NLD headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD party was confident Monday that it was headed for a landslide victory in Myanmar's historic elections, as the democracy icon urged supporters not to provoke losing rivals who mostly represent the former junta that ruled this Southeast Asian nation for a half-century. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
People gather to buy merchandise with pictures of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at a shop run by her National League of Democracy party in Yangon, Myanmar, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. Her party, which appears headed for a massive election victory, accused the government election panel Tuesday of intentionally delaying results, saying it may be trying "to play a trick." (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
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It says she won 54,676 votes, without giving details for the losing ruling party candidate, or how many eligible voters there were.

Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party is expected to score an overwhelming victory in the elections to choose a new Parliament.

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The co-founder of Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party says he believes she will still become Myanmar's president despite the constitutional bar.

Tin Oo who founded the National League for Democracy, told the U.S.-funded Radio Free Asia in an interview "I do (believe she will become president). That's why I am helping and working for her."

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Leader of Myanmar's National League for Democracy party, Aung San Suu Kyi, delivers a speech with party patron Tin Oo from a balcony of her party's headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Suu Kyi on Monday hinted that her party will win the country's historic elections, and urged supporters not to provoke their losing rivals. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Novice Buddhist nuns line up after walking the streets to collect alms in central Yangon, Myanmar, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. Myanmar was trapped in a post-election limbo Tuesday with official results barely trickling in, although opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party claimed a victory massive enough to give it the presidency and loosen the military's grip on the country. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
People gather to buy merchandise with pictures of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at a shop run by her National League of Democracy party in Yangon, Myanmar, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. Her party, which appears headed for a massive election victory, accused the government election panel Tuesday of intentionally delaying results, saying it may be trying "to play a trick." (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Supporters of Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi claps as Suu Kyi delivers a speech in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Suu Kyi on Monday hinted at a victory by her party in the country's historic elections, and urged supporters not to provoke their losing rivals who are backed by the military.(AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Supporters of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyiâs National League for Democracy party cheer as they watch the result of general election on an LED screen outside the partyâs headquarters Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015 in Yangon, Myanmar. Millions of citizens voted Sunday in Myanmar's historic general election that will test whether the military's long-standing grip on power can be loosened, with opposition leader Suu Kyi's party expected to secure an easy victory. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)
Supporters of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyiâs National League for Democracy party holding banner cheer as they watch the result of general election on an LED screen outside the partyâs headquarters Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, in Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar voted Sunday in historic elections that will test whether popular mandate can loosen the military's longstanding grip on power, even if opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party secures a widely-expected victory. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)
Supporters of Myanmar's National League for Democracy party cheer as they watch early voting results outside the NLD headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. Myanmar voted Sunday in historic elections that will test whether popular mandate will help loosen the militaryâs longstanding hold on power even if opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyiâs party secures a widely-expected victory. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
In this Nov. 8, 2015 file photo, people line outside a polling station in Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar voted Sunday in historic elections that will test whether popular mandate will help loosen the militaryâs longstanding hold on power even if opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyiâs party secures a widely-expected victory. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)
A voter casts a ballot in advance for the upcoming Nov. 8 general election at a township Election Commission Office in Mandalay, Myanmar, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. On Sunday Myanmar will hold what is being viewed as the country's best chance for a free and credible election in a quarter of a century.(AP Photo/Hkun Lat)
Myanmar's National League for Democracy party leader Aung San Suu Kyi visits a polling station on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. Myanmar voted Sunday in historic elections that will test whether popular mandate will help loosen the militaryâs longstanding hold on power even if opposition leader Suu Kyiâs party secures a widely-expected victory. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Voters line up to cast their ballots at a polling station during the general elections Sunday, Nov 8, 2015, in Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar voted Sunday in historic elections that will test whether popular mandate can loosen the military's longstanding grip on power, even if opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party secures a widely-expected victory. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)
Men try to catch a glimpse of vote counting outside of a polling station in Yangon, Myanmar, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. With tremendous excitement and hope, millions of citizens voted Sunday in Myanmar's historic general election that will test whether the military's long-standing grip on power can be loosened, with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party expected to secure an easy victory. (AP Photo/Amanda Mustard)
Myanmar's President Thein Sein casts his vote in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. Myanmar voted Sunday in historic elections that will test whether popular mandate will help loosen the military's longstanding hold on power even if opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party secures a widely-expected victory. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)
Votes are counted in an unfinished building being used as a polling station in Yangon, Myanmar, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. With tremendous excitement and hope, millions of citizens voted Sunday in Myanmar's historic general election that will test whether the military's long-standing grip on power can be loosened, with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party expected to secure an easy victory. (AP Photo/Amanda Mustard)
Votes are counted in an unfinished building being used as a polling station in Yangon, Myanmar, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. With tremendous excitement and hope, millions of citizens voted Sunday in Myanmar's historic general election that will test whether the military's long-standing grip on power can be loosened, with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party expected to secure an easy victory. (AP Photo/Amanda Mustard)
Leader of Myanmar's National League for Democracy party, Aung San Suu Kyi, is escorted through a crowd as she visits a polling station on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. Myanmar voted Sunday in historic elections that will test whether popular mandate will help loosen the militaryâs longstanding hold on power even if opposition leader Suu Kyiâs party secures a widely-expected victory. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
A woman displays her inked finger as she poses for a photograph after voting in the village of Dala, Myanmar, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. Myanmar voted Sunday in historic elections that will test whether popular mandate will help loosen the militaryâs longstanding hold on power even if opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyiâs party secures a widely-expected victory. (AP Photo/Amanda Mustard)
Police officers sit outside a polling station with an elderly man in Yangon, Myanmar, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. Myanmar voted Sunday in historic elections that will test whether popular mandate will help loosen the militaryâs longstanding hold on power even if opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyiâs party secures a widely-expected victory. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Officials of Union Election Commission sort ballots at a polling station in Mandalay, Myanmar, Sunday Nov. 8, 2015. Myanmar voted Sunday in historic elections that will test whether popular mandate will help loosen the militaryâs longstanding hold on power even if opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyiâs party secures a widely-expected victory. (AP Photo/Hkun Lat)
People try to catch a glimpse of vote counting outside of a polling station in Yangon, Myanmar, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. With tremendous excitement and hope, millions of citizens voted Sunday in Myanmar's historic general election that will test whether the military's long-standing grip on power can be loosened, with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party expected to secure an easy victory. (AP Photo/Amanda Mustard)
In this Nov. 5, 2015 file photo, supporters of Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party decorate a back of a truck for a campaign rally to conclude their campaign in Yangon, Myanmar. On Sunday Myanmar will hold what is being viewed as the country's best chance for a free and credible election in a quarter of a century. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)
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He did not elaborate. The 2008 constitution was amended by the military-backed government specifically to prevent Suu Kyi from taking the executive post. It says no person with a foreign spouse or children can become president. Her late husband and two sons are British.

He said Suu Kyi "will start working for reconciliation first. She also cares about rules and laws and we still need to amend the 2008 constitution."

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