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Top Party Officials Ousted in Myanmar

Myanmar President Thein Sein carried out a purge of the leadership of the country’s ruling party Thursday in a major political shakeup ahead of national elections in November. The party released a statement saying that Union Solidarity and Development Party chairman Shwe Mann was removed from that post because his duties as both party leader and parliamentary speaker were too much of a burden. The longtime politician, who had indicated in the past that he would run for president in...

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