Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (L) is escorted by National League for Democracy (NLD) senior leader and lawmaker Zaw Myint Maung (R) as she arrives at the parliament in Naypyidaw on March 1, 2016. AFP PHOTO / AUNG HTET
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Aung San Suu Kyi's pro-democracy party Monday denounced as "fake" a widely circulated letter purporting to reveal its choice of proxy Myanmar president, as speculation over who will take the role reaches fever pitch.The purported document, which was stamped with an official NLD logo, listed current presidential favorite Htin Kyaw and ethnic Shan MP Hkun Tun Oo as the party's nominees for the roles of vice presidents -- one of whom would be selected as leader.Suu Kyi, 70, has vowed to rule "above" whoever the next president is, meaning that the role would have to go to someone whose absolute loyalty was assured.Parliament now picks the president from three candidates put forward by elected MPs in the upper house and lower house as well as the unelected soldiers who still make up a quarter of all seats in the legislature.
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