¨I’ll be above the president. Above the president. I already made plans¨—Aung San Suu Kyi
Response she gave when asked what she’d do after her party won the elections in light of the fact that she’s not technically allowed to be president since she married a “non-Burmese” person. These first democratic elections come after a period of military rule that lasted over 5 decades. Suu Kyi spent 20 years as a political prisoner during which she won the Nobel Peace Prize (in 1991).