YANGON, March 10 (Xinhua) -- Aung San Suu Kyi was re-elected as leader of Myanmar's main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), on Sunday, the second and final day of the party' s national congress held in Yangon, according to the party sources.
Suu Kyi's re-election as chairperson of the NLD took place at the first meeting of the 120-member newly-elected Central Committee (CC) of the party.
The NLD's first ever national congress in 25 years was attended by 894 delegates from across the country and aimed at preparing for the 2015 general elections.
NLD, established in September 1988 after the takeover of former military junta, regained legal party registration on Jan. 5, 2012 following Suu Kyi's release from house arrest on Nov. 13, 2010, six days after the first multi-party general elections in 20 years.
NLD membership has expanded to 1.3 million as disclosed by the congress.
In the April 1, 2012 by-election, NLD overwhelmingly won 43 out of 45 contested parliamentary seats, with Suu Kyi elected as member of the House of Representatives (Lower House).