Myanmar's Suu Kyi says will be above president in new government




 
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi says will be above president in new government
 
November 5th, 2015  
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi says will be above president in new government
By Timothy Mclaughlin and Andrew R.C. Marshall YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday she would be "above the president" if her party wins a historic election on Nov. 8, defying a constitutional ban on becoming head of state herself. The general election is the first since a quasi-civilian government took power in 2011 after nearly 50 years of a military dictatorship, and is widely regarded as a referendum on Myanmar's reform process. "I will be above the president," a relaxed and smiling Suu Kyi told reporters in the country's largest city Yangon, in the Nobel laureate's final press conference ahead of the vote.




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