British PM calls vote 'a triumph' for Myanmar

2015-11-11 12:48
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Yangon - British Prime Minister David Cameron has praised Myanmar's landmark elections as an important step toward democracy and "a triumph for Burmese people, who have clearly voiced their desire for change".

Myanmar, a former British colony, was previously known as Burma.

The British Embassy on Wednesday issued a statement with Cameron's response to the election, as results continued to indicate a massive victory by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Cameron said the sight of thousands lined up to vote during Sunday's election, some for the first time in their lives, was "a moving moment demonstrating the remarkable progress Burma has made in recent years".

He welcomed the comments of independent election observers that the election was "a generally well-run polling process" and called on all parties to work together for a peaceful and orderly transition as the new government is formed.

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