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’88 Generation’s Ko Ko Gyi Joins Suu Kyi’s Party to Run in Polls

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’88 Generation’s Ko Ko Gyi Joins Suu Kyi’s Party to Run in Polls

RANGOON — A leader of student protests in Burma in 1988 that grew into a nationwide pro-democracy movement will run in a general election in November for opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, a party spokesman said on Sunday.

The decision is likely to bolster the chances of Suu Kyi’s party in the much-anticipated polls, the first since the end of direct military rule, as it takes on the military-backed ruling party.

The poll comes at a critical time for the Southeast Asian nation and could decide the scope of reforms.

“Ko Ko Gyi and some other members from the ’88 Generation students group will run in the next general election representing our party,” Nyan Win, a spokesman for Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD)

Read More: http://www.irrawaddy.org/burma/88-generations-ko-ko-gyi-joins-suu-kyis-party-to-run-in-polls.html

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