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Myanmar’s New President Prepared for Crucial Role

The elevation of Win Myint to Myanmar’s presidency has been seen as a positive step in dealing with what some regard as a power vacuum behind Aung San Suu Kyi within the ruling National League for Democracy.  Former Lower House speaker Win Myint, 66, was sworn in as Myanmar’s new president on March 30, replacing Htin Kyaw, who stepped down a week earlier citing the need to rest.  Although its domestic popularity remains high, since coming to power in March 2016 the NLD has...

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