Suu Kyi's proxy: who will be Myanmar's next president?

Observers have speculated that Shwe Mann (L) could be a compromise candidate who could bridge the divide between Aung San Suu Kyi and the military that still stands in the way of full-scale democracyMyanmar’s parliament meets Thursday to put forward presidential candidates, some four months after Aung San Suu Kui’s National League for Democracy (NLD) swept landmark elections. Under the country’s complex junta-drafted constitution, three names will be put forward but the NLD’s candidate will almost certainly be the winner. Suu Kyi is barred from the presidency for having foreign-born children but has vowed to rule “above” a proxy leader.

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