Burmese president Thein Sein offers to accept Suu Kyi as president

     Burmese President Thein Sein has said he would accept opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as president if the people voted for her. Sein insisted that the will of the people would be respected whoever they chose in an election due in 2015. “Whether she will become a leader of the nation depends on the will of the people. If the people accept her, then I will have to accept her,” he said. But he added that the army, which retains many of the seats in parliament, will continue to play a central role in the country's politics. According to the BBC, he reiterated his commitment to the country’s reform programme, and said he and Suu Kyi were working together. "There isn't any problem between me and Aung San Suu Kyi. We are working together." Two days ago he spoke at the UN General Assembly, congratulating Suu Kyi on receiving the US Congressional Gold Medal, the report said. Meanwhile, he also renewed his appeal for economic sanctions placed on his country to be lifted.

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