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Aung San Suu Kyi to run for Burma Parliament seat

Burma’s democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi is going to stand in upcoming elections in the country, her spokesperson confirmed.

Her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD) only ended their boycott of the political system a few days ago.

The first parliamentary elections in the country for over 20 years took place last year, but were boycotted by the NLD due to a law that prevented Aung San Suu Kyi from contesting a seat.

The elections in 1990 were won by the NLD by a land-slide; however the military government reacted by placing Suu Kyi under house arrest. She spent 15 of the past 22 years in detention, before her release last year.

US President Obama confirmed last week that Hillary Clinton would be the first Secretary of State to visit Burma in 50 years.

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