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Myanmar’s famed freedom fighter and long time house bound political prisoner, Aung San Suu Kyi, has challenged her party, the National League for Democracy, to contest all seats in the upcoming parliamentary elections in a change from the party’s previously non-participative stance regarding Myanmar’s government. Originally Aung San Suu Kyi ran in 1990 and her victory caused the junta ruling the nation to override the electoral results. Myanmar’s repressive regime is opening itself up to the world in a bid to end ruinous economic sanctions. It has recently paved the way for Suu Kyi and other political prisoners to run for office as well as eased media restrictions and diligently sought ways to restructure its moribund economy.

 

[Al Jazeera]