Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi, seen here arriving for a party meeting Thursday, is expected to be closely involved in the incoming president's decisions. Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images

A vendor holds a calendar featuring Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar. Myanmar's current president has promised a peaceful transfer of power. Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP hide caption

toggle caption Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP

Supporters of Myanmar's National League for Democracy cheer as election results are posted outside party headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar's capital. Aung San Suu Kyi and other opposition leaders have tried to temper the celebrations, in anticipation of having to form a coalition — and contend with the military. Mark Baker/AP hide caption

toggle caption Mark Baker/AP

Amid Slow Vote Count, Myanmar Opposition 'Cautiously' Eyes Victory

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/455479467/455510072" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Supporters of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi celebrate as they hear the first official results of the elections on a giant screen outside the National League for Democracy headquarters in Yangon on Monday. Nicolas Asfouri /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Nicolas Asfouri /AFP/Getty Images

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she will be "above the president" if her party wins Sunday's election. In a constitutional clause that appears directed at her, a person can't become president if he or she is married to a foreign national or has children who are foreign nationals. Suu Kyi's late husband was British, as are their two sons. Mark Baker/AP hide caption

toggle caption Mark Baker/AP

Myanmar's Parliament speaker Shwe Mann leaves after a news conference at the Union Solidarity and Development Party headquarters in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. He was ousted from the post on Thursday. Aung Shine Oo/AP hide caption

toggle caption Aung Shine Oo/AP

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks at rally in Yangon, Myanmar, last year. Suu Kyi won the Nobel Peace Prize for her struggle for democracy in her homeland, but has faced criticism lately for not speaking out about the plight of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority that has faced discrimination and violence. Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP hide caption

toggle caption Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP

President Obama shared a rather awkward embrace with Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a joint press conference Friday in Yangon, Myanmar. Nyein Chan Naing/EPA/Landov hide caption

toggle caption Nyein Chan Naing/EPA/Landov

Win Tin, pictured at his Yangon home in 2013, was a prominent journalist who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule. Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP hide caption

toggle caption Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP

Aung San Suu Kyi (right) faced protesters when she traveled to a village in northern Myanmar on Thursday to discuss a Chinese-backed copper mine project. Suu Kyi, a Nobel laureate and a member of Parliament, urged protesters to support the project, which was the scene of a violent crackdown last year. She said opposing the project would risk hurting the country's economy. Soe Than Win /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Soe Than Win /AFP/Getty Images

Policemen walk toward burning buildings in Sittwe, where some residents fled burning homes and gunshots as deadly ethnic violence broke out. Khin Maung Win/AP hide caption

toggle caption Khin Maung Win/AP

A screen grab from MRTV of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi with Myanmar president Thein Sein during a one hour meeting in August 2011. MRTV/AP hide caption

toggle caption MRTV/AP

Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, center, at an campaign event on Tuesday. Soe Than Win /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Soe Than Win /AFP/Getty Images

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the U.S. Chief of Mission Residence in Rangoon, Myanmar, earlier today (Dec. 1, 2011). Saul Loeb/Pool/AP hide caption

toggle caption Saul Loeb/Pool/AP

Photo Of Clinton, Suu Kyi, Says It All

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/143012057/143017909" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton upon her arrival in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, earlier today (Nov. 30, 2011). Saul Loeb /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Saul Loeb /AFP/Getty Images

NPR's Michele Kelemen talks with Renee Montagne on 'Morning Edition'

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/142933051/142931839" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">