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His was inaugurated in March 2011 and formally launched a nominal civil regime to substitute for almost 50 years of reign. They were hampered by the lack of the National League for Democracy, which won the 1990 earthquake and is headed by Aung San Suu Kyi, who was under internal detention at the moment of the poll.
Thein Sein was long considered the relatively immaculate face of Myanmar's army rule, and it is believed that Senior General Than Shwe saw him as the most appropriate front man for Myanmar's process of democracy. Soon after the 2010 elections, Aung San Suu Kyi, who was released from home detention, is permitted to return to her policy-making.
Their National League for Democracy won an unprecedented win in the first free elections in 25 years in 2015. It won enough parliamentary seat to make a coalition and elect the next one. She is to take over the administration at the end of January 2016.
In Myanmar (also known as Burma) a transformation has been underway since November 2010, when the country's army rulers were superseded by a new military-backed civil regime. According to the ruling regime, the regime marked the shift from army to civil democrat. Aung San Suu Kyi, who was hindered from participating, is freed from home detention one weekend after the elections.
Aung San Suu Kyi has been granted permission to use the Net by the state. His inauguration as chairman of a nominal civil administration and the delegation of power to the new administration is completed. Amnestied by the new regime, the new regime releases thousand of detainees, but few of them are still in prison and the move is denied by a right-wing group as "pathetic".
Yang San Suu Kyi is permitted to make a policy trip out of Rangoon; a few day later she will meet President Thein Sein in Nay Pyi Taw. Thein Sein has suspended the building of the disputed Myitsone embankment, financed by China, which is considered more open to people. Over 200 prisoner politicians are released in a general pardon.
Suu Kyi says she will run for office when her side returns to the parliamentary stage. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is visiting Aung San Suu Kyi and holding discussions with President Thein Sein. Thein Sein signed a bill that for the first and only allows non-violent march.
NLD re-registered as a governing body before the parliamentary by-elections due to take place in early 2012. Burma's officials have agreed a cease-fire with the Shan insurgents and ordered the army to cease operation against the Kachin rebel people. Goverment sign a cease-fire with the Karen insurgents.
The following morning several hundred detainees were freed - among them the most eminent politicians in the state, among them 1988 students' protests vets, friars who participated in the 2007 rallies, and ethnically diverse groups of people. The NLD is taking part in an electoral process for the first since 1990, winning 43 out of 45 places in important legislative by-elections, which are seen as an important test of Myanmar's course of reforms.
United States reacts by relaxing penalties against Myanmar. EU also agreed to lift most of Myanmar's penalties and opened an agency in the largest town of Yangon. Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi comes to Norway before traveling to the UK to see old boyfriends, families and parliaments.
One of 43 members of the NLD (National League for Democracy) who has won a place in parliament, Aung San Suu Kyi is making her parliamentary début. Burma is removing 2,082 of its blacklists, which prevents those considered a menace to international law from joining or exiting the state. Thein Sein is visiting the United States just after Aung San Suu Kyi travels the United States - she is collecting a medal of honor from Congress.
U.S. President Barack Obama is visiting Myanmar on the first meeting of a U.S. guide. For the first timeframe of almost 50 years, the Myanmar authorities announce that private papers will be licensed in Myanmar from April 2013. For the first the new year in Myanmar starts with a open count down.
It has lifted a 25-year prohibition on the holding of meetings of more than five persons. For the first year in 30 years, the Asian Bank is taking out credits to Myanmar to promote socioeconomic growth. Following week-long battles in the north-east of the state, the Kachin administration and the Kachin rebel tribes agree on an alliance.
Took Thein Sein on his first Europe trip as world warlord. Tin Sein cautions that the regime will use violence to prevent "political opportunists as well as religion extremists" from inciting interfaith hate. In reaction to Myanmar's policy-reforms program, the EU is lifting its residual commercial, financial and sectoral penalties, with the exception of those on the sale of weapons.
MEPs have criticised this step as too early and say that it will reduce the EU's influence on Myanmar. According to a recent police statement, there is clear proof of the government's involvement in ethnical cleansings and crimes against Muslims in the state of Rakhine. They are denied by the authorities. Burma concludes a groundbreaking treaty to open its telecommunications networks to international investments.
The US is extending some penalties for another year, saying that despite recent reform, violations and the army's impact on the political and economic spheres. Myanmar's authorities are announcing the release of more than 3,000 detainees, among them former secret service personnel who were allegedly closely associated with former Prime Minister Khin Nyunt.
Suu Kyi says the reform process in the state has" stalled". President Barack Obama is visiting the United States and says he is "optimistic" about the current situation. In Mandalay, after a brief demonstration, the regime has agreed to discuss with the student population a new educational law that they believe restricts academia and enhances key controls.
A number of papers are printing front pages in order to protests against the arrests and detention of Myanmar media.