Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi meets Australian PM

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Associated Press

Posted on November 28, 2013 at 1:02 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 28 at 3:33 AM

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in the nation's capital as she travels the country pushing for changes to Myanmar's constitution.

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate met with Abbott on Thursday and later spoke to journalists about her fight for fair elections. Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party were frozen out of politics by the military regime that governed until 2011, but last year she and several dozen party members won parliamentary seats.

A clause in the army-dictated constitution disqualifies her from becoming president. She wants the constitution amended so she can run.

Suu Kyi says without the amendments, Myanmar can never be a true democracy.

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