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What is the role played by Aung San Suu Kyi in fighting for democracy in Myanmar?


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Role played by Aung San Suu Kyi in fighting for democracy in Myanmar are as follows: 
1. Aung San Suu Kyi, daughter of Aung San who took the lead in staging protest against the military rule in Myanmar.
2. Suu Kyi fought for reforms in Burma.
3. She established a new political party “National League for Democracy (NLD) and won majority (80%) of the seats even though she was in prison.
4. Suu Kyi was released from house arrest after the elections of 2010.
5. She questioned on the malpractices of elections.
6. In 2011 Suu Kyi’s ‘NLD’ contested in the elections and have won 43 out of 45 parliamentary seats that were vacant.
7. The freeing of Suu Kyi and the successful participation of NLD in elections are considered the beginning of democracy in Burma.

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