Myanmar political leaders to hold talks on amending constitution

November 26, 2014 3:18 AM

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Myanmar political leaders to hold talks on amending constitution

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's parliament has unanimously endorsed talks between the country’s top political leaders on amending a military-drafted constitution that bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from being president, a parliamentarian from her party said.

Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) has collected about five million signatures seeking reduced powers for unelected military members of parliament as the country, which emerged from 49 years of military dictatorship in 2011, moves towards an election next year.

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