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Myanmar's new government is creating a powerful role for Aung San Suu Kyi

March 31, 2016 - Uncategorized



Aung San Suu Kyi’s party is preparing a proposal to grant her a new, powerful position that will allow her more control over the government in Myanmar.

Her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), won the landslide victory in the elections last year, making history by forming the Southeast Asian country’s first civilian government in more than 50 years.

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Myanmar’s military took power in a 1962 coup, and brutally suppressed pro-democracy uprisings during its rule

National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, greets new Myanmar President Htin Kyaw on Wednesday.

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