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Vietnam elects first chairwoman of parliament

Mar 31, 2016

Vietnam elects first chairwoman of parliament

Vietnam’s parliament on Thursday elected Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan as its chairwoman, making her the first woman to lead the Communist-dominated legislature. Ngan, 61, won 95.5 percent of the votes, the National Assembly said on its website. State media reported that Ngan took the ...

Suu Kyi nominated for Myanmar Cabinet post: speaker

Mar 22, 2016

Suu Kyi nominated for Myanmar Cabinet post: speaker

Aung San Suu Kyi was nominated to join the Cabinet in Myanmar’s incoming government Tuesday, giving the democracy veteran a formal position in the administration, despite being blocked from the presidency. The Nobel laureate, who has vowed to rule above the next president, Htin ...