Suu Kyi to Take Oath of Office

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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.