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Aung San Suu Kyi loyalist Win Myint sworn in as Myanmar's new president

Win Myint was elected on Wednesday a week after his predecessor Htin Kyaw, a close friend and a confidant of Suu Kyi, retired over ill health.

Published: 30th March 2018 02:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th March 2018 02:16 PM   |  A+A-

Myanmar's new President Win Myint (left) with leader Aung San Suu Kyi (right)

By PTI

NAYPYITAW: Myanmar has sworn a longtime Aung San Suu Kyi loyalist as the country's new president, who will continue his predecessor's deference to her as the nation's de facto leader.

Sixty-six-year-old Win Myint took his oath of office today during a joint session of Parliament, pledging loyalty "to the people and the republic of the Union of Myanmar." The two vice presidents, Myint Swe and Henry Van Tio, took oaths alongside him.

Win Myint was elected on Wednesday a week after his predecessor Htin Kyaw, a close friend and a confidant of Suu Kyi, retired over ill health.

 



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