Myanmar president-elect Htin Kyaw proposed an 18-member Cabinet on Tuesday that includes party leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the former dissident that campaigned for decades to replace the military junta with a democratic government.
If she can't be Burma's president, then she may be Minister, Minister, Minister, Minister Aung San Suu Kyi. pic.twitter.com/ieXH7zpqI1
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) March 23, 2016
Despite popular belief, Myanmar still isn’t a complete democracy. The military has reserved 25 percent of the parliament’s seats for itself, guaranteeing the government can’t amend the constitution without its approval. They also ensured Myint Swe, a close ally of former junta leader Than Shwe, is one of Kyaw’s vice presidents.
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