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Suu Kyi on Myanmar election tour

Thousands line the streets of Myanmar to greet opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. She is in the rural coastal town of Dawei to garner support ahead of April's special elections. She met with officials of her National League for Democracy party and addressed supporters, saying she wants to revise the 2008 constitution that gives the military broad powers. The 66-year-old was released from house arrest in 2010. Her party boycotted elections that same year that were won by a military-backed party amid allegations of fraud and vote-rigging. In the past, the military junta violently cracked down on her supporters and restricted her movement, but it handed over power to a mostly civilian government in March that has been pushing for reform. Suu Kyi and her allies are contesting 48 seats in various legislatures. Lindsey Parietti, Reuters

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