Suu Kyi's poll bid approved
Tuesday 07 February 2012
An elections panel has affirmed Aung San Suu Kyi's candidacy for parliament in another step towards political openness in a country emerging from nearly half a century of iron-fisted military rule.
A victory in the by-election on 1 April would give Ms Suu Kyi, the veteran pro-democracy campaigner, a voice in parliament for the first time after she spent most of the past two decades under house arrest.
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