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Myanmar's Suu Kyi repeats wish to become president

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) -- Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has reiterated her desire to become Myanmar's next president in front of important international figures in business, politics and social affairs.

Suu Kyi spoke Thursday at the Asian edition of the World Economic Forum in the Myanmar capital. President Thein Sein also spoke to tout his reforms in the previously military-ruled state.

Ex-political prisoner Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party were frozen out of politics by the army regime that governed until 2011. In 2012, she and several dozen party comrades won parliamentary seats in by-elections. However, a clause in the army-dictated constitution would have to be amended for her to become president.

Suu Kyi repeated earlier declarations that honesty compelled her to acknowledge her desire to run for president.