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Historic vote hands Myanmar its first civilian president in decades

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.


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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