Myanmar election: President congratulates Suu Kyi | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Myanmar election: President congratulates Suu Kyi

Myanmar President Thein Sein has congratulated Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party on its success in polls, a spokesman told the BBC.

With about 40% of seats declared, the National League for Democracy (NLD) has taken nearly 90% of the vote.

Ms Suu Kyi has written to the leadership requesting talks on national reconciliation.

But spokesman U Ye Htut said such a meeting could only take place after the final results were announced.

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