Burmese NLD supporters pack a truck with the hope of seeing Aung San Suu Kyi on her visit to her constituency for the parliamentary elections April 1, 2012 in Kaw Hmu, Myanmar. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) None:
Mon, Apr 2, 2012 6:55 PM EDT

Myanmar's government confirmed that dissident leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her allies won a sweeping victory in weekend by-elections. State radio and television reported that Ms. Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party won 43 of the 45 parliamentary seats.

Speaking to thousands of red-clad supporters outside the headquarters of her opposition party, the National League for Democracy, the Nobel laureate called the election "a triumph of the people" and said: "We hope this will be the beginning of a new era."

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Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at the National League for Democracy (NLD) party headquarters after winning her seat in the parliament and a landslide victory in the parliamentary elections April 2, 2012 in Yangon, Myanmar. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)