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Syu Kyi proposed as part of democratic Myanmar government

Myanmar president-elect Htin Kyaw proposed an 18-member cabinet that includes party leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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.

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.

[Image: Aung Shine Oo/AP]

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