Myanmar Parliament Elects Suu Kyi Ally as Upper House Chairman

  • Ethnic Karen lawmaker's grandfather served Suu Kyi's father
  • Both houses of parliament now open as presidential pick looms

Aung San Suu Kyi.

Photographer: Ye Aung Thu/AFP via Getty Images

Myanmar’s new popularly elected upper house of parliament voted Wednesday in its opening session for an ally of Aung San Suu Kyi to serve as its chairman, bringing the legislature closer to naming a new president.

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