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Van Persie named PFA player of year

Van Persie named PFA player of year
striker Robin van Persie was named the English Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) player of the year on Sunday after scoring 27 league goals to revive his club's season.The Dutch international, 28, tops the Premier League scoring charts and Arsenal's third spot with three matches to go after a poor start to the campaign is in large part down to his stunning contribution."If other people are saying it, it is special, but it is even more special if your opponents are saying it," the skilful Van Persie told a gala in London."If they make up their minds that I'm the best player it is a big honour."Without their captain, Arsenal could be languishing in mid-table and fans will shudder at the thought of who politics after it boycotted the 2010 vote in which Thein Sein was elected.The constitution automatically allocates 25 percent of the parliamentary seats to unelected representatives of the military, and Suu Kyi's party maintains that is undemocratic.The document also bars people from the nation's presidency if they or any of their relatives are foreign citizens. That effectively prevents Suu Kyi from ascending to the presidency because she is the widow of a British national, Michael Aris, and their two children were born abroad and do not live in Myanmar.The by-election's outcome, in which the opposition won almost all of the 45 seats up for grabs, was considered a major step toward reconciliation after decades of military rule in Myanmar.The party will have little power in the military- and ruling-party dominated legislature even when it does enter, but the overwhelming poll victory could set the stage for a major sweep during the next general vote in 2015.

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