December 14, 2016

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Executive coming early

Parliament expected to choose next president ahead of schedule

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw is convened yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA
Pyidaungsu Hluttaw is convened yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

THE date of Myanmar’s presidential election, which was previously scheduled to be held on 17 March, is expected to be held earlier than that date, according to MPs.
Daw Khin Saw Wai, an MP from the Arakan National Party, said the changing of the date is expected to be affirmed at today’s parliamentary meeting.
The election can be held earlier because the people are ready to know who will be president, and because representatives from the Tatmadaw are expected to be ready to submit their nomination of a vice-president to the parliament [earlier than expected], she added.
The discussion on changing the date for nominating vice-presidents was found in the agenda of yesterday’s parliamentary meeting.
The original date was set only two weeks before the new government is scheduled to take office on 1 April.—GNLM

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