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Myanmar President, Close Aung San Suu Kyi Friend, Retires

Myanmar's president, a close friend of leader Aung San Suu Kyi, has announced that he is retiring. A statement posted Wednesday on the Myanmar President Office’s Facebook page said that 71-year-old President Htin Kyaw was retiring. The statement said his post would be filled within seven working days, in line with the constitution. Htin Kyaw became president in March 2016. He was Myanmar’s first civilian president and the head of its first government to be elected in free and...

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