Aung Sang Suu Kyi's Party Registers for Myanmar Elections

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    Myanmar's main opposition party led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi decided Friday to rejoin politics and register for future elections, signaling its confidence in recent reforms by the military-aligned government.
    The National League for Democracy party "has unanimously decided to reregister as a political party ... and will run in the elections," it said in a statement issued at the end of a meeting of senior members from across the country.

    Some joyous members broke into a dance as the announcement was made.

    "What we are doing now involves a lot of risk but it is time to take the risk because in politics there is no 100 percent assurance of success," Suu Kyi told them.
    Suu Kyi's party to register for Myanmar elections - Taiwan News Online

    This is a very exciting development!
     
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    Maybe she won't end up in prison again. :eek:
     
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    Free at last, free at last; thank Buddha almighty we're free at last...
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    Good ol' Mitch got `em onna right track...
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    Is Aung Sang old?

    Should her acquaintance be forgot?
     
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    Democratic change in Burma may lead to sanctions being lifted...
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    Human rights improving in Burma...
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    Burma's recent democratic reforms helpin' to get sanctions lifted...
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    Excellent.
     
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    Recent reforms towards democracy in Myanmar...
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