24 Dec 2011

Opposition leader registers for elections

9:59 am on 24 December 2011

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has officially registered her National League for Democracy party and visited parliament.

The National League for Democracy, was declared illegal after it boycotted last year's elections.

The BBC reports Ms Suu Kyi, NLD party leader Tin Oo and other party members registered the party on Friday at the Union Election Commission in the capital, Naypyidaw.

An NLD spokesman said that the party would contest all vacant seats in an upcoming by-election. No date is set yet for this event.

During the visit to Naypyidaw, Ms Suu Kyi also met the Speakers of the upper and lower houses, who said they welcomed her visit.