Aung San Suu Kyi to run for Myanmar President

A year ago, democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi made her first trip outside Myanmar after about two decades of house arrest, traveling to Thailand amid much fanfare for a World Economic Forum summit.  This year, the summit came to “Daw Suu,” as she is often referred to here, and she did not disappoint, making headlines at home and abroad with her firmest declaration yet that she wants to be president of this former pariah state. “I want to run for president and I’m quite frank about it,” she said at a debate organized by the BBC – an unusual event in Myanmar – and then again at a press conference.With an audience of foreign business officials and leaders watching in Naypyidaw, the leader of the National League for Democracy also pushed back aggressively for the first time against recent criticism, and attempted to shift the focus toward improving the lot of Myanmar’s largely poor population.  The event underscored the stiff expectations that Aung San Suu Kyi would face as president, both at home and abroad, if Myanmar’s military allow a Constitutional amendment permitting her to run (Source)

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