Suu Kyi returns to parliament in Myanmar



    Suu Kyi returns to parliament in Myanmar

    Nov 16, Naypyidaw: Myanmar democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi has returned to the country's parliament after her party's victory in legislative elections held last week.

    She was crowded by journalists as she arrived at the parliament on Monday. However, she declined to make any comment as she takes a low profile approach to victory.
    Suu Kyi is constitutionally barred from top political office but has vowed to rule "above" the next president, who she will select following her National League for Democracy's formidable win in the November 8 polls.

    A Noble Peace laureate, Suu Kyi, is banned from becoming president by the junta-era constitution because she married and had children with a foreigner.

    Win Htein, NLD spokesperson, said that the party was acutely conscious that the size of its victory mirrors its success in 1990 elections, which were ignored by the then ruling generals who clung to power for another two decades, according to Al Jazeera.

    "This time, although we are quite glad that we won, we worry that history may repeat itself. We don't think the transition will be 100 percent perfect," he told the AFP news agency.

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