Aung San Suu Kyi Triumphant Return

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    Long admired for her steely defiance, Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi now also enjoys a position of great political strength. In April her party, the National League for Democracy, nearly swept special elections in districts that represented a broad cross-section of Myanmar’s diverse population. Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi won a seat in Parliament for the first time.

    In a striking measure of personal popularity, her party captured all the seats contested in Naypyidaw, the new capital city built by the former military junta and populated largely by government employees. After more than 15 years under house arrest, Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi is now riding high and following a trajectory that could threaten the dominance of the military-backed party when elections are held in 2015.

    To her compatriots, Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi is a mother figure and a repository for the nearly impossible litany of aspirations for Myanmar’s 55 million people, many of them desperately poor.

    “She is their hope and their light,” said Mr. Zarganar.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/13/world/asia/13iht-suukyi13.html

    I've been a long term fan of her.
     
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    Suu Kyi wins by a landslide...

    Myanmar ruling party concedes poll defeat as Suu Kyi heads for landslide
    9 Nov.`15 - Myanmar's ruling party conceded defeat in the country's general election on Monday, as the opposition led by democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi appeared on course for a landslide victory that would ensure it can form the next government.
     
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    Could be a real turning point for the country, and the region.
     
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    possum got no comment on it either...

    Mum's the word as Myanmar's Suu Kyi starts military rapprochement
    3 Dec.`15 - Myanmar's opposition was tight-lipped on Thursday about talks between leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the country's top general, citing the need for goodwill with its future government partners to ensure a smooth path to office.
     
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    Former junta leader resigned to Suu Kyi being future leader of Myanmar...

    Myanmar’s ex-dictator says Suu Kyi is ‘future leader’
    6 Dec.`15 - Myanmar’s feared former junta leader Than Shwe has endorsed his one-time nemesis Aung San Suu Kyi as a “future leader” of the country, according to his grandson.

     
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    Something other than copy and paste articles, please.
     
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    Suu Kyi likely to take a background role...

    Suu Kyi unlikely to take formal role
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016 - PRESIDENT’S PLEDGE: In his first public speech since being elected president, Htin Kyaw promised job security, despite the number of ministries being cut by one-third
     
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    Suu Kyi to be in foreign ministers office...

    Myanmar's Suu Kyi to run foreign ministry
    Tue, 22 Mar 2016 - Aung San Suu Kyi, whose National League for Democracy (NLD) party swept to victory in Myanmar's election, is given a place in the new cabinet.
     
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    Fate of political prisoners in Myanmar...

    Amnesty urges Suu Kyi to free political prisoners
    Fri, Mar 25, 2016 - HISTORIC CHANGE: The rights group urged Myanmar’s incoming government to end the cycle of repression by releasing hundreds of people in prison or detention
     
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    Could you fucking say something once in a while instead of copying and pasting exclusively?
     

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