Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD) chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi holds a press conference after the new lower house parliamentary session in Naypyidaw on February 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / AUNG HTET
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The names of Myanmar's next president and two vice presidents will be revealed on March 17, an official said Monday, setting a clear timeline for the transition of power from a military-controlled government to democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi's party.Parliament chairman Mann Win Khaing Than announced that the upper house, the lower House and the military will have to select one candidate each for the three posts before March 17, and submit them to parliament on that day.Suu Kyi has been stymied by the Constitution's Article 59 (f), which says anyone with a foreign spouse or children cannot hold the executive office.Suu Kyi has said previously that even if she doesn't become the president she would run the country from behind the scenes.On Monday, Suu Kyi entered the parliament without commenting to the media.
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