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In April 2013, one year after the election to the Myanmar (Burma) Union Parliament of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi - described by Barack Obama as a "democratic icon" during his meeting with her in Rangoon on 19th November 20121 - Burma's democratic transition does not appear to be as smooth and uncomplicated as many observers had suggested, or at least hoped. In her personal transition from charismatic opposition leader to politician and, perhaps, future presidential candidate she has come under a deal of criticism for her compromising attitude with her former military jailers. Now, as a member of the political establishment and with the distinct possibility of her party, the National League for Democracy, winning the legislative elections planned for 2015, she has shown herself sensitive to the daily concerns of her electorate and less prone to taking principled stances (...).
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hal-01070444 , version 1 (01-10-2014)

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David, Frederic Camroux. Burma's Schizophrenic Transition. 2013. ⟨hal-01070444⟩
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