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Suu Kyi Running for Parliament

Pro-democracy leader will seek seat in Burma
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2011 8:06 AM CST
Aung San Suu Kyi Running for Parliament in Burma
Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi attends a fund-raising event in Yangon, Myanmar on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011.   (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

(Newser) – As expected, Aung San Suu Kyi will run for parliament in Burma’s upcoming by-elections, a spokesperson for her National League for Democracy said today. The move was anticipated when the pro-democracy leader on Friday announced her party would rejoin politics and register for future elections, the AP reports. Suu Kyi “has the intention to stand for the elections,” but has not yet chosen which district she will attempt to represent, her rep says. (Read more Aung San Suu Kyi stories.)

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