12 Nov '11, 8am

Suu Kyi \\"likely\\" to stand in Myanmar by-election

YANGON: Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is likely to contest a by-election in the coming months, a spokesman for her party said Saturday, following a change to party registration laws. The National League for Democracy (NLD), delisted last year for boycotting a rare election, will consider on Friday whether to re-register as a political party, paving the way for Suu Kyi to return to the official political arena. "The NLD is likely to register and also Daw Suu is likely to participate at the coming by-election," Nyan Win, a party spokesman told AFP. Daw is a term of respect in Myanmar. It is not yet clear when a by-election will be held, but there are more than 40 seats available in parliament's two chambers. The NLD won a 1990 election but was never allowed to take office, and it shunned last year's vote largely because of rules that would have forced it to expel...

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