Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party has won a landslide victory in by-elections, local election officials have confirmed. With partial results announced, the National League for Democracy (NLD) won at least 40 of the 45 seats being contested. Ms Suu Kyi said she hoped the polls marked the start of a new era in Burma. BBC News Asia. I hope that this is the start of a new era for Burma as it's a county that I have always wanted to visit but have refused to do so as it would be virtually impossible to visit the country without supporting the military regime in some way.