Despite new Myanmar law, Suu Kyi not likely to have a shot at presidency

February 12, 2015 9:30 AM

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Despite new Myanmar law, Suu Kyi not likely to have a shot at presidency

YANGON (Reuters) - A new law that enables Myanmar to hold a referendum on amending the constitution is unlikely to bring changes that would allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to become president after this year's general election, a ruling party MP said on Thursday.

President Thein Sein has signed off on a constitutional referendum law, lawmakers said on Wednesday. The move comes after domestic and international pressure to reform Myanmar's political system, which is stacked in favor of the military.

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