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Burma or Myanmar is the first new democratic country to swear in Htin Kyaw
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - Myanmar's gradual democratic transformation took a significant leap forward on Wednesday when a trustworthy assistant to Prime Minister Aung San Suu Kyi took office as prime minister of the nation and formally ended more than 50 years of junta rule over the government". On a full liturgy of ceremonies and symbols, Htin Kyaw was inaugurated together with his two deputy chairmen and 18 cabinetmasters.
"I have been voted by the Union Parliament as a presidency, which is a historical time for this country," said Htin Kyaw, 70, in a post-swearing-in address. It promised to work for the nation's reconstruction, to seek peaceful relations with the belligerent ethnical insurgents and to improve the life of the 54 million Myanmaris.
Whilst it was an historical date for the poor South East Asia, the democratic process is still fragmentary. Suu Kyi will retain significant powers in the administration and legislature, and the US Presidential candidate will be Suu Kyi's second violin. It cannot be presidency because of a constitutionally manipulated by the army and has said on several occasions that it will rule the land behind the scene.
"I' m very glad we have a chairman to represent the people," said Mar Thin, a 50-year-old mop. S/he said she used to own 70 acres ( "28 hectares) of property that she and her sister came into from her dad before the army threw her out and took over the property for the Department of Defence.
"It is my sincere wish that the new administration can resolve the issue of the seizure of land and leave our country to us as peasants. We have many promises from Daw Suu and we really like her," said Mar Thin with a loving expression for Suu Kyi.
US President Obama referred to the ongoing challenge for Myanmar, also known as Burma, in a declaration in which he described the elections of Htin Kyaw as "a historical landmark in the country's transformation to a democratically-elected, civilian-led government". "Burma will face major future issues, which include the achievement of large-scale macroeconomic developments, the promotion of domestic peace and the promotion of the civil liberties and liberties of the entire population," Obama said.
"As the United States looks forward to being a close companion and companion of the new administration and the Burmese nation as they make headway in constructing a more integrated, peaceable and wealthy tomorrow. "The US administration has in most cases maintained the name Burma because it was the former army june that one-sidedly renamed Myanmar in 1989.
It is the US view that the Myanmar population should have made the choice to rename the country, not the state. As the White House says, the US could take a different attitude to the name, according to which term the new administration prefers. Hadin Kyaw's oath took place in a strict room of this House, with legislators in attire.
Only a few hour later, the departing President Thein shaken His hand with his follower and presented him with a note and a gold ribbon. Suu Kyi brought her National League for Democracy in November a landslide victory, her first Myanmar civil administration after 54 years of immediate and implicit war.
Aung San Suu Kyi suffered decade-long detention and persecution by army leaders without ever renouncing her non-violent electioneering. Aung San Suu Kyi's two children are Britons, as is her deceased spouse. It is generally considered to be drafted by the army with regard to Aung San Suu Kyi.
As she has made clear on several occasions, she will lead the administration behind the scene, and in his Wednesday address, Htin Kyaw obeyed Suu Kyi. "Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy," he said, referring to the party's objective of changing the state.
"It is my duty to work towards a nationally acceptable and democratically norms-based constitution," Htin Kyaw said. "To the new administration I would like to say that we must always try to fulfil the hopes and will of the peoples of this state. May all the inhabitants of this land live successfully and peacefully.
Twenty-five per cent of the parliamentary seat is reserved for senior officials under the former junta's constitutional treaty, which guarantees that no federal administration can change the treaty without the consent of the state. It also directs the Ministry of the Interior, the Border Ministry and the Ministry of Defence, which gives it oversight of the Prison Division and ensures that the freeing of prisoner politicians is its right.
In addition, the army has made sure that one of Htin Kyaw's two vice-presidents is a former general, Myint Swe, a former associate of Than Shwe, former head of the regime. The US Treasury Department's Myint Swe stays on a black list that prevents US corporations from doing dealings with several Tycoon and high-ranking former militaries of the United States.
When Htin Kyaw was swear in, Suu Kyi was sitting in the front rows and watched. This same promise was pronounced by First Vice President Myint Swe and Second Vice President Henry Van Tio. The 18 members of Htin Kyaw's cabinet, among them Suu Kyi, took a common affidavit after a 20-minute teabreak.
Aung San Suu Kyi's four ministry leaders are uncommon, and the absence of widespread criticisms of her widespread powers is likely a testament to her continued widespread popularity. Suu Kyi's entrance into the administration, despite her incapacity to become Aung San Suu Kyi's incapacity to become Aung San Suu Kyi's successor, is a notable turning point not only for her, but also for the land that has been under imperial control since 1962.
In 1989, the regime broke up the demonstrations that had turned into anti-government unrest, killed tens of millions of people and placed Suu Kyi under home recap. In 1990 the regime held an election, but declined to surrender control when Suu Kyi's side overpowered. In 2010, the regime began to relax its powers and allowed election results won by a political ally after Suu Kyi's side was boycotting the election as unjust.
Former general Thein Sein was appointed for a five-year tenure, which began on 30 March 2011 and ended on Wednesday.