Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD) has named two candidates, as the country starts the process of selecting a new president.
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Prize-winning political activist and General Secretary of Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD), prepare to address journalists outside her residence in Yangon. UN Photo/Mark Garten
ON MARCH 30th in Napyidaw Myanmars eerie purpose-built capital Htin Kyaw was sworn in as the countrys first civilian president in more than 50 years. Parliament elected him president just over two weeks ago; in Myanmars hybrid electoral system the people elect parliament and then parliamentarians vote for president. His party Aung San Suu Kyis National League for Democracy (NLD) won commanding majorities in both houses of parliament last November allowing them to elect their chosen candidate…
Aung San Suu Kyi's Party Wins Landslide Victory In Myanmar Elections
Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party — led by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi — looks set to win a landslide victory in the country’s first openly contested elections in 25 years. | Aung San Suu Kyi's Opposition On Course For Historic Myanmar Election Victory - BuzzFeed News