18 Jan '12, 5am

Aung San Suu Kyi registers as candidate to run for parliament seat in Myanmar by-elections

Aung San Suu Kyi registers as candidate to run for parliament seat in Myanmar by-elections

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi registered on Wednesday to run for a seat in parliament in April 1 by-elections, in the latest sign of change in the military-dominated country. -- PHOTO: AP YANGON (AFP) - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi registered on Wednesday to run for a seat in parliament in April 1 by-elections, in the latest sign of change in the military-dominated country. The Nobel Peace Prize winner, who was released from years of house arrest in late 2010, submitted her registration form to election authorities to stand in a constituency near the main city of Yangon, according to an AFP photographer. The 66-year-old's National League for Democracy (NLD) party has already been given approval to return to the official political arena, against a backdrop of budding reforms under the country's nominally civilian government. The NLD was stripped o...

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