Suu Kyi Presidential Pick a Mystery as NLD Takes Over in Myanmar

January 31, 2016 10:16 PM

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As Aung San Suu Kyi’s party assumes control of Myanmar’s parliament Monday and ends more than half a century of military rule, who will lead the government and what its priorities will be remain shrouded in secrecy.

What’s known is that the country’s first freely elected parliament since a 1962 coup will be dominated by representatives of Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy, which trounced the military-backed ruling party by a nearly 10-1 margin in November’s poll. Barred from assuming the presidency hersel...

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