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In Myanmar, political mood sours as transition talks hit a snag

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - The mood of goodwill evident in early talks between Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar's military over the country's transition to democratic government has soured, as tensions rise over how to divide up power and deal with the legacy of junta rule.

In Myanmar, slum eviction highlights Suu Kyi's military challenge

YANGON (Reuters) - Days before democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi led her lawmakers into parliament as Myanmar's government-in-waiting, Ei Than watched bulldozers sent by the military destroy her house in a slum on the outskirts of Yangon.

Myanmar Might Get a Woman President Before the United States Does

Myanmar might get its first woman president before the United States does, even though the leading candidate — Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi — is, at least for now, constitutionally ineligible for the job. Back in November, the National League for Democracy party, which is led by... More »

Myanmar Might Get a Woman President Before the United States Does

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Myanmar might get its first woman president before the United States does, even though the leading candidate — Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi — is, at least for now, constitutionally ineligible for the job. Back in November, the National League for Democracy party, which is led by... More »

Myanmar presidential vote set for March 17 as transition talks drag on

NAYPYITAW/YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's parliament will begin its election of the new president on March 17, cutting very close to an April 1 deadline, suggesting talks between Aung San Suu Kyi's victorious party and the military are likely to take longer than planned.

As Myanmar powerbrokers talk, could Suu Kyi emerge as president?

NAYPYITAW/YANGON (Reuters) - As Aung San Suu Kyi's lawmakers smiled for the cameras at the first sessions of Myanmar's parliament, a summit of generals convened at a base just minutes from the chamber. On every mind was the same question: who will be the country's next president?

Myanmar's Suu Kyi lauds choice of ethnic and army-backed parliamentary speakers

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi pushed the message of national reconciliation on Wednesday, lauding the choice of representatives from ethnic minorities and the army-backed party as parliamentary speakers in a chamber dominated by her allies.

Travel ban fuels talk of Myanmar constitutional challenge

NAYPYITAW/YANGON (Reuters) - The party of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has instructed its lawmakers not to leave the capital, rank-and-file members said, fuelling speculation of a legal bid to sidestep a clause in the constitution barring the democracy champion from the presidency.

Myanmar parliament begins historic session led by Aung San Suu Kyi's party

Myanmar's parliament, now dominated by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party, on Monday began a new and historic session that will install the country's first democratically elected government in more than 50 years. The National League for Democracy won a landslide in the Nov. 8 elections,...

Myanmar Tense as Transfer of Power Approaches

Aaron L. Connelly Politics, Southeast Asia Aung San Suu Kyi has exercised much tighter control over the party and its message. In July 1990, weeks after Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy ( NLD ) won elections held at the...Show More Summary

Artists and prisoners face former foes as Myanmar's new rulers take seats

YANGON (Reuters) - Taking his seat in Myanmar's parliament for the first time, Myo Zaw Aung, a one-time bodyguard for Aung San Suu Kyi, acknowledged the dozens of new lawmakers from her National League for Democracy (NLD) had a daunting task ahead.

Aung San Suu Kyi's Party Takes Control Of Myanmar's Parliament

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The change comes after years of strife – and a weekend of celebration in Myanmar. But by law, Suu Kyi is barred from assuming the presidency.

Burma’s Parliament Opens in the Dawning of a New Democratic Era

The country overwhelmingly voted for Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy in November

Myanmar: New era as parliament holds historic session

Politicians from Aung San Suu Kyi's party take their seats in parliament for the first time after decades of army rule.

Burma’s New Parliament Opens With Aung San Suu Kyi Heading Its Biggest Party

Her National League for Democracy won 77 percent of seats in November's elections

Myanmar tense as transfer of power approaches

In July 1990, weeks after Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) won elections held at the end of May of that year, party spokesman Colonel Kyi Maung was asked whether the junta should be concerned that the NLD wouldShow More Summary

Suu Kyi allies to form Myanmar ruling party after decades of struggle

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - After decades of struggle, hundreds of lawmakers from Aung San Suu Kyi's camp will form Myanmar's ruling party on Monday, with enough seats in parliament to choose the first democratically elected government since the military took power in 1962.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi readies for power as her party comes to parliament

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - After sweeping a historic election in November, Myanmar's democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday bid farewell to outgoing lawmakers and prepared to form the country's first democratically elected government since the 1960s.

Unease stirs as Myanmar's Suu Kyi reaches out to former foes

YANGON (Reuters) - When leaders of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy huddled this month to discuss the transfer of power in Myanmar, they quickly reached decisions on who from the party should take the key posts in the next parliament.

Can Aung San Suu Kyi Make Peace With Insurgents?

Joshua Kurlantzick Politics, Asia Some of the challenges to a nationwide, permanent peace deal remain intractable. Last week, Aung San Suu Kyi, whose party will control Myanmar’s next parliament, participated for the first time in the government’s ongoing peace negotiations with ethnic minority insurgencies. Show More Summary

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