Myanmar begins presidential election in union parliament

Nay Pyi Taw: Myanmar on Tuesday started its presidential election in the Union Parliament comprising two Houses.

The country's new president will be elected among three vice presidents, Xinhua news agency reported.

Aung San Suu Kyi and other members of the National League of Democracy party confer at the parliament before the historic presidential vote. AFP

Aung San Suu Kyi and other members of the National League of Democracy party confer at the parliament before the historic presidential vote. AFP

The three vice presidents are U Htin Kyaw of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party, who was elected by the group of presidential electoral college of the House of Representatives (Lower House), U Henry Van Htee Yu also from NLD, who was elected by the House of Nationalities (Upper House), and U Myint Swe from the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), who was directly assigned by the military.

IANS


Updated Date: Mar 15, 2016 10:25 AM

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