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Suu Kyi raises the stakes in Myanmar with 'Plan B'

YANGON   It was not supposed to be like this. Even as Myanmar marked a historic -- albeit flawed -- moment with the March 30 handover to the first civilian-led administration since 1962, a high-stakes game had commenced. Only a small, tight circle around Aung San Suu Kyi, the country's de facto leader, knew what was about to unfold. Despite leading her party to a sweeping victory in the November national elections, she remained barred by constitutional restrictions from taking the presidency -- and was determined to find a way around it.

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