HISTORIC

Myanmar Parliament Elects Suu Kyi Ally

Myanmar’s parliament elected Htin Kyaw as president Tuesday, the first civilian to take office after more than 50 years under military rule. Htin Kyaw is a considered a close ally of National League for Democracy party leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is barred from serving as president due to a constitutional clause. The NLD leader has said she would serve in a role above the president. Htin Kyaw defeated another NLD candidate as well as one put forward by the military junta.