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Myanmar Crisis

Suu Kyi's party cornered in Myanmar coup aftermath

With leadership detained, NLD risks crumbling before next election

A Myanmar soldier stands guard in front of a Hindu temple in Yangon on Feb. 2.   © Reuters

YANGON -- In the days following the coup in Myanmar, the National League for Democracy, the country's largest political party, finds itself in a deepening predicament.

State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, the party's leader, remains under house arrest and faces years in prison on a smuggling charge. So she could be essentially shut out of new elections that military leaders have pledged to hold in the near future.

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