USDP acting chairman tells media ‘we lost’

In two separate interviews with international media, (USDP) acting chairman U Htay Oo conceded that the ruling USDP had lost out to the NLD in Sunday’s national poll. U Htay Oo said the USDP had won in some constituencies and lost in others, but overall the NLD had the majority.

“In the first free and fair election in 25 years, in the November 8 election I have to confess that the USDP has lost to the NLD. We will accept this result,” he said.

U Htay Oo was speaking ahead of the official results expected from the Union Election Commission to be released after 6 pm today. Full results may not be known for several days.

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