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Burma vows on the first ever elective civil presidency in 50 years
Myanmar's new chairman was inaugurated, the first civil commander-elect in more than 50 years. Thein Sein was replaced by National League for Democracy (NLD) member Ms. Kyaw, who initiated far-reaching reform during his five-year term of service. Hetin Kyaw, 69, said he would be "faithful" to the Burmese tribe by taking the parliamentary sword in a common parliamentary meeting in the country's capitol, Nay Pyi Taw.
Vice Presidencies Henry Van Thio and Myint Swe, who were defeated by Htin Kyaw in the upcoming election at the beginning of this months, were swear in, as were the new minister. It will include Ms Suu Kyi, who will be responsible for external policy, the President's Bureau, training and electricity and energy.
Who' s Htin Kyaw? 69-year-old Htin Kyaw is Ms. Suu Kyi's closest associate. A leading member of the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation, which was established in honor of Suu Kyi's deceased mom, he was often seen alongside the NLD guide, who served as her rider from there.
Htin Kyaw gave a brief address highlighting the upcoming issues, such as the need for a country-wide cease-fire. It has been involved in international conflict with various communities for many years. Correspondent says this is perhaps the most delicate subject in the NLD government's relations with the military, which has 25% of the parliament's seat.
This means that the Armed Forces still have the right to exercise a right of abstention against any amendment to the Constitutional Treaty, as this would take more than 75% of the vote. There is a contentious provision in the draft treaty that prohibits anyone with relatives of a different citizenship from becoming governor - widely regarded as an objective to prevent Ms Suu Kyi from taking office because her two children are Britons.
In spite of the restrictions, Ms Suu Kyi, who is still very much loved and celebrity in Myanmar, has sworn to act "above the presidential". Retiring Thein Sein, who will take over a quasi-civilian administration in 2011, will be handed over to Htin Kyaw, who will take up his post on 1 April.
Being Thein is said to be the beginning of the Myanmar reforms also known as Burma. There were penalties, and they were afraid to give their opinion. Now that Thein Sein is handing over control to Aung San Suu Kyi and her NLD, Myanmar is a strong-point.
Once detained for criticism of the regime, today there is a lively press landscape and an open and open discussion in town. Except for a few, especially the Rohingya minorities, the lives of the Myanmar population have improved, and much of the recognition must be given to the administration of Thein Sein.