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Call for constitutional change in Myanmar

Protesters have asked the government to alter the constitution so that Aung San Suu Kyi can run in the next election.

    A small group of protesters in Myanmar's former capital, Yangon, have urged the government to change the country's constitution to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to run for president next year.

    Article 59 of Myanmar’s constitution prevents a person from running for president if they have a spouse or child with foreign citizenship. Suu Kyi's two sons by late husband Michael Aris are British citizens.

    The military and President Thein Sein would have to approve the change.

    Al Jazeera's Caroline Malone reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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