Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi said Wednesday that like the leader of any political party, she hopes to become her country’s president, despite the obstacles placed in her path.

“I know that many, many press people are surprised when I quite frankly say ‘yes I want to be president.’ I would . . . like to meet (the) leader of any political party who doesn’t really want to be the head of the government,” the 67-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate told reporters in Tokyo.

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