Suu Kyi Ally Seen as Favorite to Become Next Myanmar Leader

  • Suu Kyi constitutionally barred from becoming next leader
  • Party taps director of Suu Kyi's charitable foundation

Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Aung San Suu Kyi’s party avoided a potential showdown with the military by opting against nominating her to become Myanmar’s next president. Instead, one of her close allies and a member of the Chin ethnic group were put forward for the post.

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