1. DEMOCRACY

    Suu Kyi to Take Oath of Office

    Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and European Union Foreign Policy chief Catherine Ashton (not seen), talk to the media during a press conference inside the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon on 28 April, 2012. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton hailed a "new chapter" in relations with Myanmar ahead of talks with Aung San Suu Kyi, in the latest high-level mission to the former pariah state. AFP PHOTO/ Soe Than WIN        (Photo credit should read Soe Than WIN/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Aung San Suu Kyi and her party agreed Monday to take their seats in Burma’s Parliament later this week, despite a bitter disagreement over the wording of their oath of office. The oath requires that lawmakers vow to “safeguard the Constitution,” a promise that rankled the reform leader. Suu Kyi heads the National League for Democracy, which has pledged amendments to the Constitution, saying that it gives undue power to the country’s military. The new Parliament will be formed Wednesday.

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