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Aung San Suu Kyi to be Myanmar foreign minister






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Aung San Suu Kyi will be Myanmar's new foreign minister. She led her NLD party to a big win in the general election in November. This was after decades of military rule. Suu Kyi cannot become president. The constitution blocks people with foreign family links from the post. Her two sons are British. There are rumours that Ms Suu Kyi could also have other roles. She could become the minister for education and the energy minister.

Suu Kyi was the only woman among 15 ministers. The NLD said: "She will be the foreign minister, mainly. If she wants to share the duties she has in other ministries with qualified people, she can." She will have international influence and a seat at Myanmar's security council. She tried to remove the barrier to her becoming president, but had no success. A former ambassador to Myanmar said: "She wants to be at the heart of government."

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