10 Jan '12, 5am

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi confirms she will be running for parliamentary seat

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has confirmed she will run for a parliamentary seat in April by-elections. -- PHOTO: AP YANGON (AP) - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has confirmed she will run for a parliamentary seat in April by-elections. Party spokesman Nyan Win said on Tuesday that the Nobel Peace Prize winner announced during a party meeting that she will seek a seat in suburban Yangon, Myanmar's largest city and her hometown. Ms Suu Kyi's presence will add star power and significance to upcoming by-elections that will be held nearly one year after nominally democratic elections ended a half century of military rule. Her National League for Democracy Party decided to rejoin electoral politics amid signs that the new government is easing years of repression.

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