Suu Kyi to Run in Election

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — As U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sat down for historic talks with Burma’s leaders, pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi stole the limelight, announcing she will run in planned parliamentary elections once her National League for Democracy (NLD) re-registers as a political party.

Her decision, announced during a teleconference with the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, wasn’t totally unexpected, and will provide foreign policy watchers and long suffering Burmese people with a solid marker as to whether or not their government is serious about reform.

Read more in The Diplomat.

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