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Pro-military Party Sweeping to Victory in Myanmar

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Nov. 7: Myanmar's Prime Minister Thein Sein casts his ballot for the elections in Naypyitaw, Myanmar's administrative capital. (AP)

YANGON, Myanmar -- Top members of Myanmar's pro-military party have won seats in Parliament, according to official results of last Sunday's election.

State television reported Wednesday night winners included Prime Minister Thein Sein, who heads the Union Solidarity and Development Party, which served as a proxy for Myanmar's ruling junta.

The report did not immediately give the total number of seats captured by each party, but its list of winners by constituency made it apparent the pro-military party had won a sweeping majority.

Critics of the ruling generals say the election was rigged against challengers, and that poll fraud favoring the USDP was rampant.