Speed Reading — Level 5 — 300 wpm 

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Aung San Suu Kyi will be Myanmar's new foreign minister in the first civilian government the country has had in decades. Suu Kyi led her NLD party to a majority win in the general election in November 2015. This was after decades of military rule. However, Suu Kyi cannot become Myanmar's president. The country's constitution bars people with foreign family links from the post. Her two sons are British citizens. There are rumours that Ms Suu Kyi could also take on other roles. She could become the minister for education and the energy minister.

Suu Kyi was the only woman among 15 new 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." The foreign ministry role gives her international influence and a seat at Myanmar's security council. Suu Kyi said she would rule above the president. She has tried to remove the barrier to her becoming president but has had no success. A former ambassador to Myanmar said: "She wants to be at the heart of government. She wants to do it properly and formally and…legally."

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