Suu Kyi: Becoming president is up to the peopleBy AP News Jun 17, 2014 12:49PM UTC
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Aung San Suu Kyi says it is up to the will of the people of Burma if she becomes their president in reaction to a vote against changing a constitutional clause that bars her from the office.
The Burma opposition leader spoke Monday at the end of a four-day visit to Nepal.
Suu Kyi said she is seeking to amend the constitution to make it possible for the majority of elected members of the legislature to change any part of the constitution.
A parliamentary committee’s vote last week against changing the charter set back her hopes of leading the Southeast Asian nation. The clause bars anyone whose spouse or children are loyal to foreign countries from becoming president or vice president.