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Historic vote hands Myanmar its first civilian president in decades

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 05:50

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Mr Htin Kyaw (second from left), Myanmar's newly elected president, and Ms Suu Kyi (centre), NLD party leader, leaving Parliament in Naypyidaw on Tuesday.

Naypyidaw

MYANMAR's lawmakers on Tuesday elected a close aide and long-time friend of Aung San Suu Kyi to become the country's first civilian president in decades, a historic moment for the formerly junta-run nation.

Htin Kyaw, 69, hailed his elevation to the top post as "Suu Kyi's

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