The NLD says it will negotiate with ethnic allies to avoid clashing for certain seats; meanwhile Suu Kyi hints at alternative NLD candidate for president.
MPs vote down a motion to amend a constitutional clause that prevents Suu Kyi seeking the presidency.
A constitutional amendment bill introduced last week, if passed, will have to wait until after the general elections later this year to be enacted.
A new amendment bill suggests easing constitutional articles 59 and 436(a) but not to the degree that reform campaigners have advocated.
President Thein Sein, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Commander-in-Chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, and three others are to lock horns in Naypyidaw for a debate on constitutional reform.
“I know people have held a lot of hope in me becoming president in 2015, but in order to amend Article 59(f), Article 436 must be amended first,” she said.…