Aung San Suu Kyi Makes
Debut in Burma’s Parliament
July 10, 2012
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has made her historic debut
The Nobel Peace Prize winner took her seat in Burma's lower house of
parliament for the first time Monday in the administrative capital,
Naypyidaw. Aung San Suu Kyi's presence marks a new phase in her long
struggle to bring democracy to her homeland.
She joined fellow members of the National League for Democracy party in
parliament, along with other legislators. Parliament is still dominated
by the military and its political allies.
NLD, once dissident outsiders, is now a mainstream political party,
following Burma's landmark April elections and other sweeping changes by
the new government.