Aung San Suu Kyi is to be Myanmar's new foreign minister in the first civilian government the country has had in decades. Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party won an absolute majority in the general election in November 2015 under her leadership. This happened after decades of military rule. However, Suu Kyi is ineligible to become Myanmar's president as she is blocked by the country's constitution, which bars people with foreign family links from the post her two sons are British citizens. There are unconfirmed rumours that Ms Suu Kyi could also take on other roles and become the minister for education as well as the energy minister.
Suu Kyi was the sole woman named among 15 ministers. An NLD spokesman told reporters: "She will be the foreign minister, mainly. If she wants to share the duties she has in other ministries with qualified people, she can assign them." The foreign ministry role gives her international influence and a seat at Myanmar's influential military-dominated security council. Suu Kyi has made it very clear that she will rule above the president. She has tried without success in recent weeks to remove the constitutional barrier to her becoming president. Trevor Wilson, a former ambassador to Myanmar, said: "She wants to be at the heart of government. She wants to do it properly and formally and legally."
数十年来，缅甸组建第一个平民政府，昂山素季将任缅甸新外长。去年11月，昂山素季领导“民盟”以绝对优势胜出 。数十年以来，缅甸一直由军政府统治 。但因缅甸宪法规定，昂山素季的两名儿子均为英国国籍，导致她无法担任国家元首 。据不可靠消息指出，昂山素季或担任其它职位，教育和能源部长或同时兼任 。
在部长名单中，昂山素季是唯一一名女性部长。“民盟”发言人对记者表示：“她主要出任外长一职 。若想分摊其它部门工作，她有权任命其它合格人选 。”外长一职将提升国际影响力，且能在国防安全议会拥有一席之地 。昂山素季曾明确表示，她的权力将高于总统 。最近几周，昂山素季本想通过“改宪”当选总统，但没有成功 。前驻缅甸大使特雷弗·威尔森表示：“她希望站在权力中心 。通过合理合法的手段领导政府 。”
1.foreign minister 外交部长
例句：He will deputize for the foreign minister.
2.bar from 不准
例句：He has been barred from practicing medicine.
3.ineligible to 不合格
例句：They were ineligible to remain in the USA.
4.general election 大选
例句：The General Election gave him no such mandate.
1.In how long has there not been a civilian government in Myanmar?
a) since 1782
c) three years and two months
d) 24 years
2.When did the NLD win a general election?
b) last month
c) last week
d) November, 2015
3.What was there before the civilian government?
a) military rule
c) a monarchy
4.What nationality are Aung San Suu Kyi's sons?
5.What other role could Suu Kyi take on besides energy minister?
b) education minister
d) equal opportunities
6.How many women have been named in the Myanmar government?
7.What does Aung San Suu Kyi's role give her a seat at?
a) the United Nations
b) a cinema
c) Myanmar's security council
d) the table
8.What did Suu Kyi unsuccessfully try to remove?
a) a constitutional barrier
b) a tooth
c) a general
d) a post
9.Who is Trevor Wilson?
a) a former ambassador
b) a journalist
c) Suu Kyi's biographer
d) a political prisoner
10.Where did Trevor Wilson say Aung San Suu Kyi wanted to be?
a) in her hometown
b) on a beach
d) at the heart of government