5 Nov 2015

Presidential elections: Aung San Suu Kyi would rule ‘above the president’ if her party

She’s banned by law from becoming president, but the Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has declared that if her party wins a majority in Sunday’s elections, she will rule “above the president”.

However she insisted that even if her National League for Democracy won a clean sweep, she would still seek national reconciliation in Myanmar, where the idea of political reform is still widely considered just a ‘veneer’.