06 Feb '12, 5am

Myanmar panel says Aung San Suu Kyi can run for Parliament

Myanmar's Election Commission has given opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi the green light to run for parliamentary by-elections, which are seen as a key test of the long-repressed country's commitment to democratic reforms. -- PHOTO: AP YANGON (AP) - Myanmar's Election Commission has given opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi the green light to run for parliamentary by-elections, which are seen as a key test of the long-repressed country's commitment to democratic reforms. Ms Suu Kyi previously announced her intention to run in the April elections but was waiting for official approval from the commission, which said it had to scrutinise her eligibility. The commission said on Monday it had no objection to Ms Suu Kyi's bid and officially accepted her candidacy. After nearly half a century of iron-fisted military rule in Myanmar, a nominally civilian government took office la...

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