Just two months ago, Shwe Mann looked set for political oblivion. Now, Reuters reports, his next step could be a tilt at the presidency.
A total of 88 candidates from across Burma, including almost an entire Muslim political party, have been disqualified from the 8 November general election.
The opposition NLD tops the candidate lists with 1,151 representatives, followed by the ruling USDP with 1,134, and NUP with 763.
The ruling party in Burma announces that it will field 1,147 candidates for the 8 November general election, but President Thein Sein will not run.
Twelve nominees from the NLD’s candidate list have resigned from the party and replacements are being found, spokesperson Win Myint tells the Daily Eleven.
The last date for Burma’s political parties to submit their candidate lists for the November general election has been extended to 14 August.