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Myanmar Elects New President

Myanmar’s parliament has voted to elect Htin Kyaw as the country’s next president. The retired bureaucrat from the National League for Democracy (NLD) won 360 out of the 652 votes cast in a joint meeting of the legislature. Htin Kyaw is not a member of parliament, but he is a close confidant of NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was among the first to vote in the historic election. The Nobel Laureate is the obvious favorite of most Myanmar citizens, but she is barred from becoming...

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