Four months after winning a landslide victory in Burma’s general election, Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), has nominated a greying apparachik known to few outside the party elite to be the nation’s next president. His name is U Htin Kyaw. Tall, slightly stooped, aged 69, his claims to distinction are that his father was a famous poet and his wife is an NLD MP. He is an affable former schoolmate of Suu Kyi's, who stood at her side when she was released from house arrest in 2010 and was once her driver. He is 100% loyal to Suu Kyi. And that is the way, Suu Kyi will be 'higher' or more important than the president of the country.
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