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Aung San Suu Kyi wins by-elections in Myanmar

YANGON (Xinhua) -- Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD), has won Myanmar's parliamentary by-elections, securing a seat of parliamentary House of Representatives, the NLD headquarters announced Sunday night.

Suu Kyi won 75 percent of the ballots in Kawhmu township constituency in which she contested, the announcement said.

The result was available hours after the polling was closed in the afternoon at 4 p.m. (9:30 GMT), followed by counting of votes in the presence of polling station officers, candidates' election agents and 10 witnesses from the public at the scene.

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