Suu Kyi's party names choices to lead Myanmar parliament

January 28, 2016 9:00 AM

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NAYPYITAW, Myanmar – The pro-democracy party in Myanmar led by Aung San Suu Kyi has announced ethnically diverse choices for legislative leadership as it prepares to take over the government from a military-backed party after parliament convenes Monday.

National League for Democracy executive Win Thein told reporters Thursday that it will nominate a member of the Burman ethnic majority for lower house speaker and an ethnic Kachin for his deputy. It will propose a Karen for speaker of the upper house, and an Arakanese for his deputy. The proposed de...

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