Myanmar Democracy Hero Aung San Suu Kyi Poised to Win in Landslide

YANGON, Myanmar — Political pundits urged the masses not to rush to conclusions about Sunday's election in Myanmar. But at Aung San Suu Kyi's headquarters on Monday, people were ready to get the party started.

Leaders of Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy said Monday they were winning precincts in convincing fashion in early counts. Most of those were in central Myanmar and especially in Yangon, the former Burmese capital known widely as Rangoon.

As those results were announced, Suu Kyi's supporters started dancing on the sidewalks and into the street, creating a scene more reminiscent of Rio de Janeiro than Yangon, where quiet, humble Buddhist monks walk the streets in their maroon robes. The celebration continued until a heavy rainstorm drove partiers to cover.