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Myanmar's democracy leader to contest November election

Myanmar's democracy leader to challenge military-backed party in November election

Myanmar's democracy leader to contest November election

THANLYIN, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar's democracy leader and lawmaker Aung San Suu Kyi has registered for a seat in November elections.

Suu Kyi submitted her papers at Thanlyin township's Election Commission office on Wednesday to run in the Kawhmu constituency, a southern Yangon district she represented during the 2012 by-election.

The general election will be held on Nov. 8 and political parties have until Aug. 8 to submit their candidates.

The Nobel peace laureate announced that her party will contest the election in an effort to challenge the ruling military-backed party. Her party will announce its candidates' list later Wednesday.

Suu Kyi is still unable to run for presidency after lawmakers recently turned down efforts to amend the constitution.


Updated : 2021-09-28 04:08 GMT+08:00