Published on Friday, 28 June 2013 18:22
Aung San Suu Kyi answering questions of media (Photo-Thet Myo Min/EMG)
The formation of a coalition government in Myanmar is possible if it is for the cause of the country, says opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD), was speaking to reporters during a Parliament recession in Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday.
"There are lots of possibilities in politics. I like the door being open rather than being closed. I don't like the idea that coalition government is impossible. It can be if it is necessary for the nation," Suu Kyi said.
She said NLD's policy does not discard the formation of coalition government. Her party can cooperate with anyone as its main aim is for national reconciliation.
"When it comes to the military's role in politics, we must look at our political sphere. We should not use the military to make sure that we gain the upper hand. That can affect the military," Suu Kyi told reporters.
The Lower House MP also said she does not believe that many votes will go to ethnic parties because Myanmar people usually vote based on principle. The ethnic parties will gain support in their own regions while the majority of votes will go to large parties. The people do not usually vote for small parties.
NLD would not backtrack like in the 1990 election if it won a landslide victory in the upcoming election in 2015, she commented.
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