Presidential nominated Htin Kyaw (C) and Myanmar Pro Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi (R) arrive at the lower house of parliament in Naypyidaw on March 11, 2016. / AFP / YE AUNG THU
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A trusted aide of Aung San Suu Kyi Friday sailed through a lower house vote to be Myanmar's presidential nominee, clearing a key hurdle to becoming the country's first civilian leader in generations.Suu Kyi was first to cast her ballot in an election that saw Htin Kyaw win support from across the party spectrum, winning 274 votes out of 317 in the lower house, where there are 255 National League for Democracy MPs.Htin Kyaw will now go up against two other candidates, an ethnic Chin MP Henry Van Theu nominated by the NLD in the upper house, and one yet-to-be-named candidate chosen by the army, which still controls a significant slice of the government.
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