Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, center, leaves along with lawmakers after the final session of Myanmar's current parliament Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)
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Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party Friday nominated Shwe Mann, one of the country's most powerful politicians, to head a prominent legal advisory panel, as the freshly-elected parliament prepares to choose a new president.Shwe Mann, the No.3 in the junta that ran Myanmar for half a century before giving way to a semi-civilian government in 2011, grew closer to Suu Kyi in the legislature's last term, becoming a key adviser since her massive election win in November.The NLD-dominated parliament started its term this week.Shwe Mann's continued presence in parliament could be vital for Suu Kyi in the next two months as the chamber decides who will run the country.
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