Aung San Suu Kyi Party Admits 'Cannot Win' Fight to Change Constitution

Aung San Suu Kyi Party Admits 'Cannot Win' Fight to Change Constitution

File photo of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.(Agence France- Presse)

Yangon: Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party today admitted it "cannot win" its battle to scrap parts of a junta-era constitution that bars her from Myanmar's presidency, decrying a parliamentary decision to postpone amendments until after 2015 elections.

"Calculate the ratio mathematically. We cannot win (the fight to change key sections of the constitution)," party spokesman Nyan Win told AFP, explaining that an effective army veto in parliament meant it would not prevail in its efforts to overhaul the charter in an ongoing debate in the legislature.


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