Myanmar presidential nominees to be named March 17

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) won landmark polls in November 2015Myanmar will not discover who its new president will be until at least mid-March, an official said Monday, as speculation swirls over who will serve as proxy for democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The cut off point for presidential candidate proposals will be March 17, Win Khaing Than, the speaker of Myanmar’s combined houses of parliament told lawmakers Monday.

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