Myanmar's Suu Kyi faces president's allies in campaign showdown




 
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi faces president's allies in campaign showdown
 
September 10th, 2015  
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi faces president's allies in campaign showdown
By Antoni Slodkowski YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will take her campaign straight to the camp of a close presidential ally on Thursday as she tours the country ahead of Myanmar's first general election since the end of military rule. Suu Kyi will visit three towns in Kayah, a sparsely populated, landlocked state on the Thai border, where powerful Minister of the President's Office Soe Thein, the architect of President Thein Sein's economic reforms, is running for a parliamentary seat. Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) is expected to win the election, which marks a major shift in Myanmar's political landscape, giving a platform to democratic activists shut out of public life during nearly half a century of strict military rule that ended in 2011.




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