05 Jan '12, 12pm

Myanmar approves Suu Kyi's party for election

Myanmar approves Suu Kyi's party for election

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Myanmar's government on Thursday approved her National League for Democracy (NLD) to run in upcoming by-elections. -- PHOTO: AFP YANGON (AP) - Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Myanmar's government on Thursday approved her National League for Democracy (NLD) to run in upcoming by-elections. Ms Suu Kyi declined to say yet if she herself will stand in the election when pressed on the issue, but party spokesman Nyan Win said Ms Suu Kyi intends to run. The highly anticipated by-election set for April 1 will return Ms Suu Kyi's party to mainstream politics after two decades. In 1991 elections, the then-ruling junta refused to accept a NLD victory, and the party boycotted general elections in 2010 because of restrictions that among other things would have prevented Ms Suu Kyi from running. That vote installed a nominally civilian gov...

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