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Suu Kyi re-elected Myanmar opposition leader

  • Myanmar’s opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) party re-elected Aung San Suu Kyi as its leader at the end of its first ever congress on Sunday.

    The party won elections in 1990 but its activities were restricted by the country’s military rulers.

    Last year, it secured 43 seats in parliament, including one for Suu Kyi following a series of reforms put in place by the new civilian government.

    The NLD is now set to run for elections in 2015.

    Suu Kyi, 67, was chosen to remain as chairwoman unanimously by

    The party's central committee unanimously chose Suu Kyi to remain as chairwomen.

    The NLD has an estimated 1.2 million members across Myanmar.

    Following the 1990 elections, the military did not allow the party to take power and kept Suu Kyi under house arrest.

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