Myanmar power struggle: ruling party chief ousted, security forces surround ruling party headquarters

August 13, 2015 9:41 AM

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Myanmar's powerful ruling party chief Thura U Shwe Mann has been ousted from his post, according to party members, after losing a power struggle with president Thein Sein three months before a general election.

Security forces surrounded the headquarters of the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) in the capital, Naypyitaw, late on Wednesday and prevented members there from leaving.

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