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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived Sunday in Myanmar to see how the world body can help promote the country's tentative steps toward democratic reform.
Myanmar's president said Tuesday that elections won by democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and her party were successful, issuing the first government endorsement of the historic polls.
The party of Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi said she had led it to a landslide election victory Sunday, setting the stage for her to take public office for the first time and head a small opposition in the military-dominated Parliament.
Recent polls predict that democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi will easily win a seat in Myanmar's parliamentary elections Sunday, amid expectations that Washington will respond by easing economic sanctions against the Southeast Asian country long ruled by a brutal military regime.
A civil war between Myanmar's army and Christian rebels in the Asian nation's northernmost state is threatening the military-backed government's efforts to normalize relations with the West.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday announced that the U.S. and Myanmar will start the process of exchanging ambassadors, a distinct sign of a thaw in once frosty relations between the two countries.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday challenged the leaders of Myanmar to continue to expand upon recent reforms, calling for the release of all political prisoners, an end to violent campaigns against ethnic minorities and a break in military ties with North Korea.
Myanmar democracy movement leader Aung San Suu Kyi met Sunday with a Cabinet minister to discuss issues the resolution of which could lead to a breakthrough in the country's long-running political deadlock.