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Suu Kyi's party to contest elections

The party of Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said it will contest 2015 elections even if the country's constitution barring her from running for president is not amended.

Suu Kyi has said the elections cannot be fair unless the constitution is changed, and many were expecting her National League for Democracy to boycott the polls if the document was not amended. But a party spokesman has said it will contest the polls even if the constitution is not changed. The 2008 constitution was drawn up under Burma's previous military regime to ensure its influence in government.

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