The parliament of Myanmar, the Hluttaw, has elected Htin Kyaw as the president of Myanmar. A civilian has been elected as the president of Myanmar after decades of military rule.
Htin Kyaw is a close partner of National League for Democracy (NLD) leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Ms Suu Kyi is constitutionally barred from the post which was drafted by the former military leaders as she has two foreign sons.
Htin Kyaw won 360 votes out of 620 which was cast by both the houses of parliament
“Today’s result is because of the love of people for her. It is the victory of my sister Aung San Suu Kyi, “said Htin Kyaw.