Aung San Suu Kyi has reappointed as party leader

Aung San Suu Kyi has reappointed as party leader for elections due in 2015.

She entered parliament last year and was unanimously selected as chairwoman by her National League for Democracy’s 120-member Central Committee, reports international media.

According to international media, hundreds of NLD members have gathered in Yangon for the conference in a display of political strength that would have been unthinkable under the junta.

But the meeting also revealed the challenges facing the party, including a lack of experience as well as internal divisions which saw four members banned from attending, accused of trying to influence the voting.