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06.06.138:05 AM ET

Suu Kyi Wants to Be President

But first must change the constitution.

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s opposition leader who spent 15 years under house arrest, would like to become president of her country. There’s just one problem. Suu Kyi has two British sons and Myanmar’s constitution explicitly forbids anyone who’s child is a citizen of a foreign country from becoming either president or one of the two vice presidents. Suu Kyi, a member of Myanmar’s parliament, will push for a referendum to amend the constitutional clause keeping her from the presidency. “There are those who say I shouldn’t say I would like to be president,” she acknowledged Thursday. “But if I pretended that I didn’t want to be president I wouldn’t be honest, and I would rather be honest with my people.”

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