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Myanmar Parliament Blocks Changes to Constitution

Myanmar's parliament has voted against proposed constitutional amendments, ensuring that the military's veto power remains intact and that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi cannot become president in an election this year. The legislature ended a 3-day debate Thursday on proposed changes to the 2008 constitution of Myanmar, which is also known as Burma. The constitution bars Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, from seeking the presidency and gives the military an effective...

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