Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD) has named its candidates to be president, confirming that its leader Aung San Suu Kyi is not a contender.

Ms Suu Kyi failed to persuade the military to allow a clause barring her from the presidency to be overruled.

Under the clause she cannot be leader as her sons are British, not Burmese.

But she has vowed to lead from the sidelines instead. The candidate thought most likely to become president, Htin Kyaw is a close aide.

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