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Suu Kyi poised to run second campaign amid rise of splinter parties

Myanmar's leader calls for 'loyalty' to ruling NLD in run-up to November elections

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at the electoral commission to formalize her re-election bid as a parliament member in Yangon, Myanmar, Aug. 4.   © Reuters

YANGON -- Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday filed her candidacy papers to run in the general election in November, demonstrating her determination to continue the country's democratically elected administration for the next five years.

Suu Kyi, who now holds the position of State Counsellor, filed her candidacy at the district election commission office in Thanlyin township on the outskirts of Yangon. Wearing a protective face mask and gloves, she was welcomed by her supporters and party members as she arrived at the commission office. Her supporters wore masks printed with Suu Kyi's portrait and held banners saying 'Long Live Amay (Mother) Suu'.

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