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Could Aung San Suu Kyi become Myanmar president? Pro-govt TV reports think so

Naypyitaw: Two pro-government television channels say that "positive results" could come out of negotiations between Myanmar's military chief and Aung San Suu Kyi on a constitutional clause preventing her from becoming the president.

Aung San Suu Kyi. AFP

Aung San Suu Kyi. AFP

Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy Party won a landslide victory in the 8 November general elections. But she is barred from becoming president because of the Constitution's Article 59 (f), which says anyone with foreign spouses and children cannot hold the executive office. Suu Kyi's late husband was British.

In separate but identical broadcasts late Sunday, Sky Net and Myanmar National Television said "positive results could come out on the negotiation for the suspension of the constitution Article 59 (f)."


Published Date: Feb 08, 2016 11:14 AM | Updated Date: Feb 08, 2016 15:17 PM

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