Myanmar's parliament elects Suu Kyi confidant as president




 
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Myanmar's parliament elects Suu Kyi confidant as president
 
March 15th, 2016  
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Myanmar's parliament elects Suu Kyi confidant as president
By Hnin Yadana Zaw and Antoni Slodkowski NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar's parliament elected a close friend and confidant of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi as president on Tuesday, making Htin Kyaw the first head of state who does not hail from a military background since the 1960s. Suu Kyi led her National League for Democracy (NLD) to a landslide election win in November, but a constitution drafted by the former junta bars her from the top office. It is the victory of my sister Aung San Suu Kyi," Htin Kyaw told Reuters after the vote.




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