Even San Zarni Bo’s predictions clash somewhat. He claims that Suu Kyi will be president, but claims that the election on November 8 will be postponed.
For a leader non-committal about his future, there is a whiff of a presidential campaign in Thein Sein’s uncharacteristic moves to flaunt his achievements.
Several well-known faces from Burma’s political and academic communities have flocked to the opposition National League for Democracy over the weekend.
The Union Election Commission has instructed political parties to submit lists of parliamentary candidates for the general election no later than 8 August.
Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday that the parliament’s majority failed to uphold the people’s hope for change after the legislative vote that retained contentious provisions of Burma’s constitution.
The National League for Democracy has refuted reports suggesting that it might support former military strongman and current house Speaker Shwe Mann as a presidential candidate in general elections scheduled…