Myanmar panel deals blow to Suu Kyi's chances of becoming president

June 13, 2014 11:54 AM

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Myanmar panel deals blow to Suu Kyi's chances of becoming president

YANGON (Reuters) - Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's hopes of becoming Myanmar's president next year have been dealt a blow when a parliamentary committee voted not to change a constitutional clause that bars her from the post, two of the panel members said on Friday.

The committee tasked with recommending amendments opted to retain the section that prevents anyone married to a foreigner or with children of foreign citizenship from becoming head of state.

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