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JUL 23, 2015 - Reuters

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Academics, activists eye seats in parliament to curb Myanmar military

YANGON (Reuters) - Leading activists and academics in Myanmar are rallying behind opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi ahead of Nov. 8 parliamentary elections, hoping that a resounding win for her party will help force the military to loosen its grip on power.

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JUL 19, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi invokes father's sacrifice ahead of elections

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi invoked the memory of her assassinated father Sunday, describing upcoming elections as an opportunity to continue his legacy and bring real change to the former junta-ruled nation. The November 8 poll will be the first general election in a quarter of a century to be contested by her National League for Democracy (NLD), which is ...

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JUL 18, 2015 - Eurasia Review

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Myanmar Polls: Test For Suu Kyi And Democracy – Analysis

By Wasbir Hussain* It is time for fresh national elections in Myanmar. The much-hyped polls to the 664-member Parliament – finally fixed for 8 November 2015 – will be a test for both democracy in the former pariah state ruled by a military dictatorship as well as for the icon of democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi. This is expected to ...

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JUL 13, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Myanmar's President Thein Sein says will not run for second term

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar President Thein Sein has decided not to run in a parliamentary election scheduled for Nov. 8, a senior official from his office said on Monday, meaning he will not be eligible for a second term as head of state. “The president wrote a letter to U Shwe Mann, chairman of the ruling ...

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JUL 13, 2015 - The Guardian

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Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi confirms her party will contest November elections

Announcement by leader of Burmese opposition ends months of uncertainty and speculation over a boycott by the National League for Democracy (NLD) partyBurma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has confirmed that her National League for Democracy (NLD) party will contest elections in November despite her being barred from the presidency.“This is to announce officially that the NLD will be ...

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