Myanmar's Suu Kyi edges toward landslide victory




 
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi edges toward landslide victory
 
November 11th, 2015  
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi edges toward landslide victory
By Aung Hla Tun and Tim McLaughlin YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi moved closer to an absolute majority in the country's parliament on Wednesday and has made it clear she will wield it to run the country despite a constitutional ban on her becoming president. Suu Kyi's opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) has won over 90 percent of the seats declared so far in the country's lower house and over 85 percent in regional assemblies and the upper house, a triumph that will reshape the political landscape. Under the constitution drawn up by Myanmar's former junta, Suu Kyi is barred from the presidency because her children are foreign nationals, a clause few doubt was inserted specifically to rule her out.




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