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Aung San Suu Kyi seeks "national reconciliation" meeting with military

Aung San Suu Kyi seeks "national reconciliation" meeting with military
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Aung San Suu Kyi seeks a "national reconciliation" meeting with the president and military as her party inches closer to election victory in Myanmar.

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Seen by many as the champion of democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi has inched one step closer to a landslide election victory in Myanmar.

Success in her constituency has helped her opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) win over 90 percent of the seats counted so far.

Suu Kyi has now requested a meeting with the president and the nation’s powerful military chief to discuss “national reconciliation.”

Myanmar, a former British colony, is still heavily under the influence of the military. In the first-past-the-post vote, 25 percent of the seats in the new parliament will be allotted to representatives of the armed forces.

If, as seems likely, Suu Kyi’s NLD wins the majority, it is unclear how she and the generals would work together.

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