Suu Kyi party considers whether to register to take part in elections

Senior members of Aung San Suu Kyi’s party is meeting to decide whether to register it as a legal body so that it can take part in future elections.

Senior members of Aung San Suu Kyi’s party is meeting to decide whether to register it as a legal body so that it can take part in future elections.

The National League for Democracy leaders, meeting in Rangoon, are likely to approve the move now that the military-aligned government has lifted a restriction that had barred her from contesting.

The NLD refused to register last year because of that restriction.

It was scrapped by the nominally civilian government that took office after winning the November 2010 elections.

The government’s reforms have led to the United States softening its position on Burma after shunning it for decades.

President Barack Obama announced today that he would send Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Burma next month.

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