Myanmar Elects First Civilian President in Decades
Myanmar’s election of Htin Kyaw marks the first time in decades that a civilian will serve as the country's president. The election of her close confidant is another political victory for Aung San Suu Kyi, who many believe will be the true power behind the throne. We spoke to Wilson Center Fellow Renaud Egreteau to gain more insight into this historic moment in the country’s electoral history. That discussion provides the focus for this edition of Wilson Center NOW.
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