Historic day in Myanmar as Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD party takes power

February 1, 2016 4:30 AM

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Historic day in Myanmar as Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD party takes power

Myanmar's government reacts to opposition party gains

Suu Kyi spent much of the time between each of her election victories as a guarded prisoner in her own home in Yangon. While under house arrest, she became an international face of the fight for democracy, with U.N. Secretary Ban Ki Moon in 2012 calling her a "global symbol" of progress.

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