7 June, 2013

Myanmar’s Lower House Speaker and chairman of the governing Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), Shwe Mann has expressed his interest in becoming the next president. He said this during an interview, only a few days after NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi expressed her interest for the role. He cautioned however that any prospective president must first win the backing of Myanmar’s voters and his or her own party.

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