Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Naypyitaw Candidacy in Myanmar Election Still Unconfirmed: NLD

Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party says it hasn’t confirmed that party chair and State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will run for Parliament in a township in Naypyitaw in the upcoming election, despite rumors.

The Union Election Commission announced that the country will go to the polls on Nov. 8 and that 96 parties, including the NLD, will field candidates.

Political parties, including the NLD, still haven’t finalized their candidates. However, a social media post by opposition lawmaker U Maung Myint of the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) prompted a rumor that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will run for a Lower House seat in Ottarathiri Township in Naypyitaw. He commented “See you then” on the post because he lives in the township.