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Myanmar's parliament voted Htin Kyaw (69) the country's first civil (non-military) presidential election after 53 years of reign. A National League for Democracy (NLD) nominee, he was selected after receiving 360 of the 652 ballots cast. You will be the first vice-president and second vice-president of the state.
She is a key contributor and advisor to Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, the NLD National Democratic and Reformist leadership, which has a parliamentary clout. Thein Sein will succeed him as President, who will resign at the end of March 2016, i.e. after five years of army-backed reign.
Under Myanmar's 2008 Constitutions, the president is chosen in a complicated system in which the two houses of parliament appoint two nominees for president and the members of the armed forces appoint a third nomination, which gives the armed forces further clout. It will also retain 25% of parliamentary seat in the Convention, giving it an efficient right of appeal against amendments to the Convention.
In addition, it maintains three important ministries in the field of domestic safety, namely defense, interior and border issues. The NLD won a major triumph in both chambers of government in November 2015. NLD chair Aung San Suu Kyi, however, was expelled from office because a 2008 constitutional provision states that anyone whose child is a citizen of another nation cannot become its president.
After deputies resisted the army to establish a new position, Aung San Suu Kyi has chosen a new "PM" position in Burma.
Burma's new parliamentary assembly has let its muscle play in the face of the Burmese armed forces' opponents and has given Aung San Suu Kyi a mighty part as" prime minister" to expand her expanding position-book. Suu Kyi has already held two cabinet offices, one of them that of Minister of State, and will act as the formal spokesperson for her "deputy".
In addition, she will act as Minister for External Relations in the Presidents Bureau and as Spokesperson for the Presidents. Initially she had also taken over the Ministry of Electricity and the Ministry of Public Works, but this past weekend she handed them on to high officials.