- Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD party appears to have won big in Myanmar elections
- But Suu Kyi can't become president because of military-drafted law
- Robertson: The NLD must start by revoking rights-abusing laws
Phil Robertson, deputy director of Human Rights Watch's Asia division, oversees the organization's work throughout Asia, especially in Southeast Asia, North Korea and Japan. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)After more than 50 years of military-backed government, the people of Myanmar said this past Sunday they have had enough.
This election victory is best seen as the start of a negotiation process between people power and the entrenched, constitutionally guaranteed power of the Tatmadaw, Myanmar's much-feared army.