Suu Kyi`s party registers to run in Myanmar polls
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi formally registered her party for any upcoming elections, returning the Nobel laureate to the political arena.
Naypyitaw: Opposition leader Aung
San Suu Kyi formally registered her party on Friday for any
upcoming elections, returning the Nobel laureate to the
Suu Kyi decided last month to formally rejoin politics in
the military-dominated country after recent reforms by the
nominally civilian administration that took power this year.
Suu Kyi, National League for Democracy leader Tin Oo and
other party members registered the party at the Union Election
Commission in the capital, Naypyitaw.
The party boycotted last year`s general elections because
of restrictive rules that among other things prevented Suu Kyi
from being a candidate. The government has since lifted many
of those restrictions.
The government had disqualified the NLD for boycotting
NLD spokesman Nyan Win said the party will contest all
vacant seats in an upcoming by-election and Suu Kyi will soon
announce in which constituency she will run.
No date has been set for that election, but last week
Election Commission Chairman Tin Aye said the government will
announce it three months before the by-election, giving
candidates time to campaign.