Suu Kyi led her National League for Democracy to a big majority in landmark elections in November, crowning the struggle against almost half a century of military rule.

In a statement parliamentary speaker Shwe Mann announced that "all MPs (are) to start the new parliament at 10am on Monday February 1, 2016".

But the new government will take office slowly under the complex political system -- it can only be formed after current President Thein Sein steps down on March 31.

Parliament will select the President from three candidates put forward by the upper and lower houses and the military – which holds a quarter of the legislature's seat under the constitution.

The junta-drafted constitution bars  Suu Kyi from the role because she married and had children with a foreigner.

She has said she would rule 'above' a proxy, without giving details of how this arrangement might work or who she wants to be President.

Since her poll victory Suu Kyi has reached out to the army, urging her supporters to seek reconciliation rather than revenge after the brutal junta years.

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