Will military give in to Suu Kyi’s push to change Myanmar’s Constitution?

By Min Zin, 12 June 2014
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Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images
<p>Aung San Suu Kyi wants to change the Burmese constitution. But will the military really go along? The big question in Burmese politics these days is whether the military will allow Aung San Suu Kyi to run for the presidency. The current constitution, which was drafted and passed by the old military regime, bars her from the job. Article 59F of the constitution states that any Burmese who has a foreign spouse or children who are foreign nationals can't become president or vice president. Aung San Suu Kyi's two sons (from her marriage with the deceased Oxford professor Michael Aris) have British citizenship, so she needs to change that rule before she can qualify for Burma's highest office.
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