Lawmakers in the Union Parliament will choose on Wednesday from among three men in a secret ballot to determine Burma’s next president.
Speaking at a gathering to mark Thingyan, President Htin Kyaw also called for an end to politically-motivated charges against dissidents.
Military-appointed members of Burma’s parliament say that introducing a new role equal in power to the president would be unconstitutional.
With Htin Kyaw now formally sworn in as president, DVB spoke to some prominent figures about what they would like to see under his five-year administration.
Burmese democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi will steer the incoming government of her National League for Democracy (NLD), staying on as party head, and is unlikely to take a…
In his first move as president-elect, Htin Kyaw has called for cutting the number of ministries from 36 to 21.