As Myanmar power brokers talk, will Suu Kyi emerge as president?


As Aung San Suu Kyi's lawmakers smiled for the cameras at the first sessions of Myanmar's parliament, a summit of generals convened at a base just minutes from the chamber.

On every mind was the same question: who will be the country's next president? The parallel events summed up the complex nature of the political transition: a much-publicised election of parliament speakers at which former foes from Suu Kyi's party and the military shook hands, while behind closed doors the country's top power brokers met to hammer out.

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