Myanmar ruling party chief sacked in power struggle with president

August 13, 2015 10:41 AM

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Myanmar ruling party chief sacked in power struggle with president

Myanmar's powerful ruling party chief Shwe Mann has been ousted from his post, party members said on Thursday, apparently after losing a power struggle with President Thein Sein three months before a general election.

The feud between the two old rivals became public in a dramatic way late on Wednesday evening, when security forces surrounded the vast headquarters of the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) in the capital, Naypyitaw.

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