Myanmar elects 1st civilian president in decades

Htin Kyaw of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy voted president by parliament

Myanmar elects 1st civilian president in decades

World Bulletin / News Desk

 Myanmar's parliament has elected its first civilian president in more than half-century, four months after democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) won a national election by a landslide.

Htin Kyaw – a non-elected legislator and Suu Kyi’s longtime aide -- will take power April 1, after more than 300 of the 652 lawmakers at union parliament in political capital Nay Pyi Taw voted in hsi favour.

Military nominee Myint Swe and the NLD's nominee Henry Van Thio were elected as vice-president one, and vice president two.

Last Mod: 15 Mart 2016, 08:55
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