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Myanmar election commission rejects challenge to Suu Kyi's candidacy for seat in parliament
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) ' Myanmar's election commission has rejected a challenge to the parliamentary candidacy of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and confirmed her place on the ballot.
Nyan Win, a spokesman for Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy, said Wednesday that the commission's division-level office rejected the complaint of a rival candidate from the small Party for Unity and Peace.
The challenger alleged that Suu Kyi enjoys benefits of a foreign citizen stemming from her marriage to her late British husband. That would make her ineligible to run in the April 1 by-election under Myanmar's constitution, but her party says she enjoys no such benefits.
In 1990, Suu Kyi filed to run in the general election, but was disqualified after a similar objection.