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Aung San Suu Kyi's former driver nominated for Myanmar president

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Party Today Nominated Her Former Driver And Close Aide To Be Myanmar’s Next President, As The Nobel Laureate Looks To Rule Her Former Junta-run Homeland Through A Trusted Proxy.

PTI | Updated on: 10 Mar 2016, 11:25:11 AM

Naypyidaw:

Aung San Suu Kyi’s party today nominated her former driver and close aide to be Myanmar’s next president, as the Nobel laureate looks to rule her former junta-run homeland through a trusted proxy.

“I would like to propose U Htin Kyaw, from the NLD,” said Khin San Hlaing, a lower house MP for Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy, which will also nominate another candidate from the upper house.

Suu Kyi has vowed to rule through a proxy president because she is barred from top office by the army-scripted constitution.

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First Published : 10 Mar 2016, 11:21:00 AM

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