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Aung San Suu Kyi Meets with Burmese President


Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi smiles as she talks to journalists upon her arrival back at Yangon airport from Naypyitaw Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in Yangon, Myanmar. The architects of political reconciliation in Myanmar, President Thein Sei

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi met with President Thein Sein Wednesday, their first such talks since her historic election to parliament last week.

Officials did not immediately disclose details of the discussion, which comes less than two weeks after the Nobel Peace Prize winner's National League for Democracy won 43 seats in nationwide by-elections. She and her allies will take their seats on April 23, becoming the main opposition party in a parliament dominated by military-backed political parties.

The NLD boycotted the 2010 elections that ended decades of military rule in Burma. Since taking office a year ago, President Thein Sein has enacted a series of democratic reforms, including greater press freedom and the release of many political prisoners.

Aung San Suu Kyi met with President Thein Sein for the first time last August. Those talks paved the way for her to re-enter politics after spending 15 of the last 22 years under house detention under the former military regime.

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