YANGON Nov 9 Myanmar's two largest
pro-democracy parties conceded on Tuesday they had lost the
country's first election in 20 years and accused the main
military-backed party of manipulating the results.
The National Democratic Force (NDF), a breakaway faction
from Nobel Peace Prize-winner Aung San Suu Kyi's now-disbanded
National League for Democracy, said it had only won 16 seats in
Yangon and lost all other divisions.
The Democratic Party (Myanmar) also conceded defeat.
Both accused the army-backed Union Solidarity and
Development Party (USDP), closely aligned with junta supremo
Than Shwe, of irregularities. A USDP official earlier said his
party expected to win as many as 80 percent of seats in the
(Reporting by Aung Hla Tun; Writing by Jason Szep; Editing by