Aung San Suu Kyi seeks dialogue with key ruling figures

Yangon, Nov 11 (IANS) Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday called for a meeting with President U Thein Sein, Parliament Speaker U Shwe Mann and Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Services Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing for holding dialogue next week.

In her separate letters to the three ruling figures, Suu Kyi urged them that the dialogue be held on the basis of national reconciliation, according to sources with the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) she heads.

She said the dialogue is also aimed at calmly and peacefully satisfying the desire of the people expressed through Sunday’s general elections, reported Xinhua.

Suu Kyi won the general elections and will be a member of the House of Representatives (Lower House) of the next parliament.

According to the election result announced by the Union Election Commission earlier on Wednesday, 394 candidates have been elected as representatives at three levels of parliament, with 245 of them from the NLD.

Of the 394 representatives, 149 are elected to the Lower House, 33 to the House of Nationalities (Upper House), and 212 to the Region or State Parliament.

Based on the results, the NLD has secured 134 seats in the House of Representatives, 29 in the House of Nationalities and 182 in the Region or State Parliament, while the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party has eight, two and 19 seats, respectively, at the three levels of parliament.


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