This is a truly remarkable week for Myanmar with the first peaceful transition to an elected government in more than 50 years. In this quick comment, Aaron Connelly, research fellow in the East Asia Program at the Lowy Institute, discusses the transfer of power and the challenges that lie ahead, both for the new government as a whole and for Aung San Suu Kyi in particular. The formidable and courageous 70-year-old is known all over the globe for devoting much of her life to the restoration of democracy in her country, a mission that has come at considerable personal cost. Now the world is watching to see what she and her government can accomplish.