Suu Kyi makes election debut in Myanmar
- Published: 31 Mar 2012 at 13.32
- Online news:
Voting began Sunday in Myanmar elections seen as a test of the government's budding reforms, with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi standing for a seat in parliament for the first time.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi greets supporters after she reached the constituency where she stands as a candidate in the April 1 parliamentary by-elections in Kawhmu, outside Yangon.
A victory for Suu Kyi would cap a remarkable transformation for the 66-year-old icon of the pro-democracy movement, who spent most of the past 22 years locked up by the generals who ruled the country for decades.
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