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Suu Kyi Hopeful That Burma Constitution Will Change

28 January 2013

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said she is hopeful that the 2008 Constitution will be amended so that she can become Burma’s future president, although the military still controls a key number of Parliament seats, AFP reports. “I think that the members of our military, like the rest of our nation, would like to see Burma a happier, stronger, more harmonious country,” Suu Kyi said on Friday at the East-West Centre in the US state of Hawaii. “Because of that, I do not rule out the possibility of amendment through negotiated compromise.” Under the Constitution the presidency cannot be held by anyone whose spouse holds foreign nationality. Suu Kyi was married to the late British academic Michael Aris.