04 Feb '11, 7am

Myanmar picks junta insider as president: Myanmar named a key retired general as president Friday, as the milita...

YANGON (AFP) - – Myanmar named a key retired general as president Friday, as the military hierarchy retained its stranglehold on power in the country's new political system. Thein Sein, who shed his army uniform to contest controversial elections last year, received 408 votes out of a potential 659 from a committee of lawmakers. The prime minister and former junta number four had been tipped for the post even before the vote, supporting fears that the regime has engineered the political process to hide military power behind a civilian facade. A key ally of junta strongman Than Shwe, the 65-year-old became a civilian to contest the November election as head of the junta-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), which claimed an overwhelming majority in the poll. One of the president's first jobs will be to appoint a government, and he can be confident of little ...

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