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After 3 years, Suu Kyi running out of time to energize Myanmar economy

Slowing investment and growth threaten NLD's chances in 2020 election

Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi faces mounting challenges and has less than two years to address them.   © Reuters

YANGON -- Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi's government is racing against the calendar. Her National League for Democracy marks the third anniversary of its rise to power on Saturday, but this is only a reminder that she has less than two years to rev up the economy before the next general election.

The government is now pushing to accelerate reforms, but progress has been slow over the last three years.

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