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Suu Kyi ally is new President of Myanmar

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Suu Kyi ally is new President of Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi and new President Win Myint
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A close ally of Aung San Suu Kyi is the new president of Myanmar.

Win Myint was chosen by both chambers of parliament where Suu Kyi's ruling partyhas a comfortable majority. His predecessor resigned through illness.

The country's constitution bars Suu Kyi herself from taking the top office.