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President Htin Kyaw of Myanmar retires
Myanmar President Htin Kyaw has stepped down and is due to resign. In 2016, Htin Kyaw was inaugurated as president following groundbreaking election campaigns that ended ten decade of warfare. However, he was basically a solemn ruler, with long-time head of the regime Aung San Suu Kyi as de facto president.
Htin Kyaw's declaration published on the Presidency's Facebook page states that she "wants to take a break". Vice President Myint Swe, a former general, would serve as president until a new president is elected within seven dail. Suu Kyi, who was imprisoned for years under the Burmese Army Junior, was excluded from the top jobs.
There is a constitutional provision which is widely regarded as deliberate removal from power that no one with offspring of another national origin can be president. She was her teenage girlfriend, long-time consultant and driving instructor. Almost 700,000 Muslim Rohingya have escaped the Myanmar force since August, in the midst of a violent repression triggered by lethal assaults on policing posts.
As Aung San Suu Kyi's political group sweeps the executive in 2015, the greatest issue was how she would tackle the institutional barriers to taking on the top position as president. With her immediate pledge to stand "above the president" and exercise all actual powers, she ruffles up all the necessary clout.
Your election of Htin Kyaw as president reaffirmed the expectations that it would become a largely solemn office, although it has broad law enforcement authority under the Constitutional Treaty. Suu Kyi then took the role of state advisor with her own department on the military's protests through which she exerted de facto clout.
Suu Kyi seemed overawed by the need to react to global criticisms of the way Rohingya is treated, while any other challenges Myanmar faces, from a failed peacemaking operation to embracing macroeconomic reforms, also require her commitment and support. Choosing Htin Kyaw's successor gives her the chance to put a less conformist character into service to whom she could assign more to.