The EU observers praised the UEC for its handling of last year’s election, but noted structural problems that still needed to be resolved.
Min Aung Hlaing congratulated incoming president Htin Kyaw and pledged cooperation, after he was elected as the country’s ninth president.
A special sitting of Burma’s Union Parliament elected Htin Kyaw as the country’s first democratically-elected president since 1962.
As journalists descended on Naypyidaw to discover who will be the next president, a little-known Chin nominee’s name was butchered in the Western media.
Parliamentarians will nominate three candidates for Burma’s presidency on 10 March, ending months of political horse-trading over the office of the country’s first democratically elected leader.
Lisu National Development Party lawmaker Lar Mar Lay discusses his party’s priorities as he enters Burma’s lower house.