Chairperson of National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi poses for a photograph during an interview at Parliament in Naypyidaw on August 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO/Ye Aung THU
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Suu Kyi, the daughter of Myanmar's independence hero, is widely revered for her long campaign for democracy. She led her opposition party into parliament after the current quasi-civilian government replaced military rule in 2011 . Earlier this month President Thein Sein, a former general, launched a dramatic internal putsch of the ruling party using security forces, ousting rival Shwe Mann from the party leadership.Observers fear that the NLD's lack of an obvious heir to Suu Kyi will stoke political uncertainty, particularly in the months after the November 8 legislative elections when parliament will select a president.Suu Kyi, who turned 70 this year, confirmed to AFP that the NLD would reveal its presidential candidate only after the polls.
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