Aung San Suu Kyi takes flowers from supporters
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Aung San Suu Kyi registers for by-election

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro-democracy leader, has registered as a parliamentary candidate for the country's upcoming by-elections.

Her National League for Democracy party will contest 40 seats in the April ballot - but it is the first time she has stood for public office herself.

The BBC's Soe Win Than, reporting from Rangoon, said hundreds of supporters had gathered to catch a glimpse of her when she went to register.

  • 18 Jan 2012
  • From the section Asia