Myanmar President Election 2016Elections to Myanmar's President in 2016
After more than five decades of military rule, Htin Kyaw was sworn in as Myanmar's new president. Liga für Demokratie (NLD) to a landslide victory in last November's parliamentary elections. Since 2016 he has been spokesman of the House of Representatives.
Burma's 2016 presidential elections: Htin Kyaw appointed Aung San Suu Kyi's close assistant as first civil president in 50 years
EDT - Myanmar's Myanmar MP voted Htin Kyaw of the National League of Democracy as the country's new president on Monday. Agence France-Presse reports that Htin Kyaw won 360 of the 652 votes given in the joint homes of the House of States. The NLD leaders Aung San Suu Kyi's long-time confidante Htin Kyaw was widely considered the next Myanmar leaders.
Suu Kyi - who was excluded from standing for the highest possible position - said she would exert genuine authority and lead the administration behind the scene after the NLD won a landslide win in the parliamentary election on November 8. Myanmar's House of Representatives opened a meeting on Tuesday to select the country's new president.
Myanmar democratic icons Aung San Suu Kyi's closest associate, Htin Kyaw, is ready to become the first citizen to run the nation in over fivety years. On Monday, a seven-member parliamentarian commission, in which Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy is represented by a large majority, agreed to three candidate presidents who were admitted to the ballot in the NLD's 390 out of 657 seat joint homes.
Out of the three candidates, Myint Swe - a pensioned Lt-General-Lit... Representing a political block in MEPs. Proceedings are speculating that Swe is likely to be the VP and Van Tio the JR. He is the descendant of the nation's writer Min Thu Wun and the son-in-law of a founder member of the country's pro-democracy group.
Later, he spent two years studying computer sciences at the University of London and worked as a software engineer and analytical scientist in Myanmar until 1975. "We' ve been planning to cast our votes for Htin Kyaw and have practised not to make a mistake," said an Agence France-Presse (AFP) NLD legislator after he attended an instructional meeting of the Agence.
Burma is on the brink of a dramatic transition from an isolationist state to an emerging one. AFP reports that the nation's new president will take over from Thein Sein by the end of the months after five years of army-backed quasi-civilian leaders. Myanmar's armed forces, however, remain a powerful power and have refused to amend a provision in the draft militarily enacted treaty that excludes Suu Kyi from her highest rank in Iran.
Art. 59 (f) of the Convention forbids anyone with a partner or child of a different citizenship from becoming president. NLD won a landslide win in the parliamentary elections on November 8, which earned the NLD a parliamentary vote in both the top and bottom chambers.