官方APP下载:英语学习播客(支持苹果手机、安卓手机)
创办于2003年
UNSV记不住?那就记中文谐音“忧安思危”吧!
  Slow and Steady Wins the Race!
UNSV英语学习频道 - Slow and steady wins the race!
公众微信服务号(英语全能特训)
英语全能特训(微信公众服务号)
UNSV英语学习频道淘宝网店
客服短信:18913948480
客服邮箱:web@unsv.com
初级VIP会员
全站英语学习资料下载。
¥98元/12个月

Major Victory for Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar

作者:Jonathan Evans 发布日期:11-10-2015

Supporters of Myanmar's National League for Democracy party cheer as election results are posted outside the NLD headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Supporters of Myanmar's National League for Democracy party cheer as election results are posted outside the NLD headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Election results in Myanmar show big victories for Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy (NLD) party she leads.

Voter turnout reached 80 percent, according to the Guardian news site. The NLD received 90 percent of the entire vote, reported CNN. That amount of votes for one party is called a "landslide."

Close to 7,000 people from 91 political parties ran for office in Sunday's election.

Election results were slow to be announced. The first results reported that NLD won 12 seats. A second report said NLD had won 15 more spots. It was also reported that seven NLD winners were women.

Aung San Suu Kyi spoke with supporters at NLD headquarters.

"I think everyone already knows or has guessed what the election result is," she said.

The parliament in Myanmar has 498 seats. The ruling party in Myanmar - also known as Burma - is the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP). The military supports the USDP.

The ruling military party holds 25 percent of the seats in parliament. The NLD needs 333 seats - or 67 percent - to overcome a military veto.

The election was the first in Myanmar since 2011. The legislature is called the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw. It consists of an upper and lower house. One of its tasks is to select Myanmar's president.

I'm Jonathan Evans.

Jim Dresbach adapted this story for VOA Learning English. Kathleen Struck was the editor.

What do you think about democracy in Myanmar, also called Burma? Please leave us your comment and post on our Facebook page.

Words in This Story

turnout - n. the number of people who go to or participate in something

landslide - n. an election which the winner gets many more votes than the loser

task - n. a job for someone to do

We want to hear from you. Write to us in the Comments Section or visit our Facebook page.

版权所有©2003-2019 南京通享科技有限公司,保留所有权利。未经书面许可,严禁转载本站内容,违者追究法律责任。 互联网经营ICP证:苏B2-20120186
网站备案:苏公网安备 32010202011039号苏ICP备05000269号-1中国工业和信息化部网站备案查询
广播台