Myanmar: Junta leader says he won't run in elections

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October 28, 2010 07:03

 
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HANOI, Vietnam — Myanmar's top leader Gen. Than Shwe will bow out of national elections next month, but his role in the country's political future remains unclear, a Southeast Asian diplomat said Thursday.

The diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity on the sidelines of an Asian summit in Vietnam, said Myanmar Foreign Minister Nyan Win told his counterparts that the longtime leader of the military-run country will not be on the ballot during the country's first elections in two decades on Nov. 7.

"He will bow out of the scene," the diplomat said, explaining what the Myanmar official said at an informal dinner Wednesday for delegates attending a summit for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. "He will not be a candidate in the upcoming elections."

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