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Academics, activists eye seats in parliament to curb Myanmar military| Reuters

Jul 24, 2015    

YANGON 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.Frustrated by failed efforts to change the constitution and remove the military's legislative veto, several of the country's best-known reformists said they would run as candidates for the popular National League for Democracy (NLD).The election will be the first nationwide ballot since the end of direct military rule in 2011, since when the country, a...

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