Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi holds talks with rulers

    Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi holds talks with rulers

    Dec 2, Naypyidaw: Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, whose party won a massive victory in election last month, has met President Thein Sein to discuss the handover.

    She has also held high-level talks with the country's civilian and military rulers. She meet army chief Min Aung Hlaing in the capital Nay Pyi Taw.
    Both of them have pledged to assist in a smooth transfer of power putting an end to decades of military-backed rule.

    However, Suu Kyi is constitutionally barred from becoming president and the army retains a quarter of seats in the upper and lower houses of parliament.

    Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) swept the historic parliamentary election last November, winning solid majorities in the lower and upper houses. The party also won most of the regional parliament seats.

    Myanmar's constitution bars anyone with foreign national children from becoming president and Ms Suu Kyi's sons have British passports. However, she has repeatedly said that she will be above the person she nominates for the role.

    In 1990, Aung San Suu Kyi's party also swept the election, but the outcome was ignored by the military government, which put her in detention for a total of 15 years.

    The Oslo Times


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