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By the Numbers: Myanmar's Historic Election

  • Associated Press

FILE - Supporters of Myanmar's pro-democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi gather outside National League for Democracy headquarters (NLD) in Yangon, Myanmar, Nov. 9, 2015.

FILE - Supporters of Myanmar's pro-democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi gather outside National League for Democracy headquarters (NLD) in Yangon, Myanmar, Nov. 9, 2015.

Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party clinched a historic majority in Myanmar's Parliament on Friday and will likely gain even more seats as poll results continue to trickle in.

A look at some of the most important numbers behind the Nov. 8 polls:

364: The number of seats Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party has won so far in the 664-seat, two-chamber Parliament. Final results are still being tabulated.

329: This has been called the "magic number" -- the threshold that Aung San Suu Kyi's party needed to secure a simple parliamentary majority.

40: The number of seats the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party has won so far.

More than 500,000: The number of ethnic Rohingya Muslims denied the right to vote by the military-backed government.

49: The number of years Myanmar was ruled by a military junta, until the army ceded power in 2011 to a quasi-civilian government led by retired generals.

25: The number of years since the last full election in 1990, which the NLD won in a landslide but was not allowed to take power. The ruling junta annulled the results and put Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest.

15: The number of years Aung San Suu Kyi spent in detention, mostly under house arrest, over a period of 22 years.

Nov. 13: The day that Aung San Suu Kyi was freed from house arrest in 2010 -- and the day exactly five years later that her opposition party's parliamentary majority is confirmed on Nov. 13, 2015.

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