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Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nominee Moves Closer to Presidency

In Myanmar’s lower house of parliament Friday, Htin Kyaw, an unelected retired bureaucrat from the National League for Democracy (NDL), trounced the country’s incumbent vice president, Sai Mauk Kham, in first-round balloting to move a step closer to the presidency. Htin Kyaw outpaced Sai Mauk Kham  274 to 29 in first-round balloting. It is the latest exercise in democracy as Aung San Suu Kyi’s party prepares to take the reins of government from President Thein Sein in a ceremony...

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