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2015 election: Suu Kyi to run in Kawhmu

File photo of Burma's leader Aung San Suu Kyi (PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons)

Burma’s pro-democracy leader and lawmaker Aung San Suu Kyi has registered for a seat in November elections.

Suu Kyi submitted her papers at Thanlyin Township’s Election Commission office on Wednesday to run in the Kawhmu constituency, a southern Rangoon district she represented during the 2012 by-election.

The general election will be held on 8 November and political parties have until 8 August to submit their candidates.

The Nobel peace laureate announced that her party will contest the election in an effort to challenge the ruling military-backed party. Her party will announce its candidates’ list later Wednesday.

Suu Kyi is still unable to run for presidency after lawmakers recently turned down efforts to amend the constitution.