On May 25, 2007, the military government of Myanmar extended the house arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi, a pro-democracy advocate and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. At the time, Suu Kyi had spent 15 of 21 years in her political career under house arrest for alleged violations of an anti-subversion law. She was released on November 13, 2010. Since then, Suu Kyi has received many high honors from the US and Canada for her role in helping to promote democracy. On April 1, 2012, her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), won 43 of the 45 vacant seats in the lower house.
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