‘‘We need experienced members who know the policies, tradition and history of the party and who had been in the party for the last 25 years,’’ said Suu Kyi, who won the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize while under house arrest. ‘‘After some time, the younger generation will take over their place. There should be connectivity between the past, present and future.’’
Suu Kyi’s colleagues expressed satisfaction with the meeting’s results.
‘‘The new CEC and Central Committee members will enjoy the trust of the majority because we are elected democratically. I believe we will be able to carry out our work more effectively,’’ May Win Myint, a veteran NLD member jailed many times for her activities, said after being elected to the executive board.
Kyi Phyu Shin, a well-known film director who became an NLD member six months ago and was elected to the Central Committee, said she was ‘‘very confident that the NLD will become a tight organization, very active and competitive. The congress helps institute better democratic practices in the NLD.’’