Friday, November 18, 2011

Myanmar - pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi party to contest by-elections

Published on Nov 18, 2011 by Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has indicated that her party will contest a series of parliamentary by-elections.

However, the head of the National League for Democracy (NLD) has not revealed whether she herself will compete for one of the 48 seats available.

The 106-member Central Executive Committee of the NLD voted unanimously to register the party, which was officially dissolved last year, and contest the by-elections, it said in a statement.

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