Burma PresidentBurmese President
EMBASSY OF PRESIDENT TRUMP TO BURMESE PRESIDENT U WIN MYINT Dear President U Win Myint:
Burma: The President is resigning with immediate effect
Burma's President (Myanmar) has resigned with immediate effect and says he is "resting" after illness. In a declaration published on Facebook on Wednesday, Htin Kyaw's agency announces the retirement agency. In accordance with the country's constitutional system, the higher of two vice-presidents will serve as president until a new head is appointed by a parliamentary term within seven working day.
Following this verdict, the nomination of the army as Vice-President Myint Swe becomes current President. A former army official, he supervised the violent suppression of the Saffron Revolu-tion while heading the Yangon Command in 2007. He was an important coalition partner in the administration for the state advisor Aung San Suu Kyi and has been a friend since a boy.
Suu Kyi's rôle was usually solemn, as she has been the de facto head of the nation since 2016, after the National League for Democracy (NLD) won the country's first elections since then. Aung San Suu Kyi cannot assume the presidential position because the treaty prohibits anyone with expatriate family.
Suu Kyi's immediate confidant's departure comes at a delicate moment for Burma and the de facto head of state, who is under growing pressures from the global community to oppose the violent actions of the Rakhine state' armed forces. Evidence that Htin Kyaw has been ill in recent month has been strongly rejected by the state.
However on Wednesday the state consultant's bureau said he resigned to recover after having undergone repeated procedures and surgeries. Mr. Htin Kyaw's constant substitute is chosen from a list of proposed by law. Probable candidates for nominations are Suu Kyi's beloved MP and strong associate, Zaw Myint Maung, and the present spokesman for the Chamber of Deputies, Win Myint.
Given that the Chairmanship has full official powers, a face-to-face agreement should be made between it and the winning candidate so that Aung San Suu Kyi can maintain her current state.