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Suu Kyi to contest November election
(07-29 20:31)

Myanmar's democracy leader and lawmaker Aung San Suu Kyi has registered for a seat in November elections.
Suu Kyi submitted her papers at Thanlyin township's Election Commission office today to run in the Kawhmu constituency, a southern Yangon district she represented during the 2012 by-election.
The general election will be held on November 8 and political parties have until August 8 to submit their candidates.
The Nobel peace laureate announced that her party will contest the election in an effort to challenge the ruling military-backed party.
Suu Kyi is still unable to run for presidency after lawmakers recently turned down efforts to amend the constitution.—AP
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