Burma is set to put in a new president to run its government. Last November, former political prisoner and Nobel laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party, won in a landslide, ending decades of military rule in Burma.
Though Suu Kyi is the overwhelming favorite to become president, there are constitutional snags to her taking office, including being a woman and the ethnicity of her husband and children. Negotiations are underway to change that. We’ll talk about Burma’s new government and what is likely to happen next with Maureen Aung-Thwin, director of the Burma Project and Southeast Asia Initiative at the Open Society Foundation.
Guest: Maureen Aung-Thwin is the director of the Burma Project and Southeast Asia initiative at the Open Society Foundation.