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‘Time for Change,’ says Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Addressing her supporters in Rangoon’s Thanlyin Township, Suu Kyi urges voters to abandon fear of political transformation. And vote for the NLD.


RANGOON — Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has finally unveiled her party’s official campaign slogan: “Time for Change.”

Addressing her supporters in Rangoon’s Thanlyin Township on Friday, the Nobel laureate and chairwoman of the National League for Democracy (NLD) urged voters to abandon fear of political transformation.

And, of course, to vote for her party.

“Vote for us, just look to the party flag,” Suu Kyi implored as an adoring crowd sang out, “It’s time for change, let’s vote for NLD and have real change!”

An NLD member present at the rally asked the chairwoman how she felt about being ineligible for the presidency, as Burma’s military drafted Constitution explicitly bars her from the post. Suu Kyi replied that development is more important than her “personal wishes.”

Aung San Suu Kyi is a registered candidate for a Lower House seat representing Rangoon’s Kawmhu Township. Her party has fielded 1,151 candidates for a general election to be held in Nov. 8, after boycotting the last nationwide polls in 2010.