Sunday, April 1, 2012

Myanmar's Democracy Icon Set To Win Office In Historic Vote

Myanmar held a landmark election Sunday that was expected to send democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi into parliament for her first public office since launching her decades-long struggle against the military-dominated government.

Aung San Suu Kyi: Her long struggle for return of democracy coming to an end - hopefully
Sunday's by-election, to fill a few dozen vacant seats, followed months of surprising reforms by a nominally civilian government that does not relish ceding ground to Suu Kyi, but which must appear more democratic in order to emerge from decades of international isolation that have crippled the Southeast Asian nation's economy.

Read more: Huffington Post


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