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Myanmar’s opposition party shakes up leadership

YANGON, Myanmar – Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has been elected head of the new executive board of Myanmar’s opposition National League for Democracy, as the party has a makeover to adjust itself to the country’s new democratic framework.

A landmark three-day party congress attended by 894 delegates from around the country on Sunday expanded the group’s Central Executive Committee from seven members to 15, with an addition five reserve members, in a revitalization and reform effort ahead of the 2015 general election.

Suu Kyi is the sole holdover from the party’s original executive board when it was founded in 1988 but the other new members are also mostly long-serving party loyalists.

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