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Burma’s Suu Kyi Takes Office

Burma’s Suu Kyi Takes Office

Burmese human-rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi took her seat in Parliament Wednesday, the first time the Nobel laureate has held public office and the result of reforms made by military-backed rulers. Suu Kyi’s political party, the National League for Democracy, won a sweeping victory in the country’s by-elections last month. NLD had considered not taking their seats after a disagreement with the ruling party about the wording of oath of office, but they agreed to compromise on Monday. Suu Kyi said it did not “bother” her to have to sit in Parliament with the military despite spending years under house arrest.

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