ONE MORE FACE-OFF — Pyidaungsu Hluttaw schedules presidential nominations for 17 March

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw is convened in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA
Pyidaungsu Hluttaw is convened in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

THE Pyidaungsu Hluttaw announced yesterday that group meetings for the nominations of three vice presidents will take place on March 17 in order to elect Myanmar’s next president and two vice presidents.
The three candidates are to be respectively nominated by the Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House), the Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) and the Tatmadaw MPs.
At the first meeting of the second parliament, Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than pledged to strive, without corruption or bias, to promote democracy and human rights for the people of Myanmar.
He also called on MPs to work together, without attachments to racism, party loyalties, personality cults, regionalism or religious extremism, in the interest of the country and the people.
The speaker read a message sent by the President U Thein Sein to the first meeting of the second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw. In the message, the president stressed the need to maintain peace and stability and to cooperate with the people in order to promote democracy and development in the country.
Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than also expressed his hope that MPs, protecting and safeguarding the constitution, would act in conformity with the provisions enshrined in the constitution.
During the meeting, MPs agreed to donate cash to fire victims in Namhsan and Labutta.
Out of a total of 653 MPs, 648 parliamentarians attended the parliamentary meeting.
The meeting continues today.—GNLM

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