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Suu Kyi aide sworn in as Myanmar president in historic power shift

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 05:50

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Mr Htin Kyaw and Ms Suu Kyi arriving at the parliament in Naypyidaw on Wednesday. The latter holds a clutch of positions in the cabinet including that of foreign minister.

Naypyidaw

MYANMAR entered a new era on Wednesday as Aung San Suu Kyi's democracy movement took power after 50 years of military domination, with a close aide of the Nobel Laureate sworn in as president.

Htin Kyaw, a school friend and confidante of the democracy champion, succeeds

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