Suu Kyi Ally Sworn in as Myanmar President Ahead of Transfer

  • Htin Kyaw becomes first civilian elected leader in decades
  • Suu Kyi to head four ministries including foreign affairs

Htin Kyaw, second from the right, is sworn in.

Photographer: Romeo Gacad/AFP via Getty Images

Myanmar’s parliament swore in a close ally of Aung San Suu Kyi to become the country’s first democratically elected civilian leader in more than a half-century, while the Nobel laureate was officially named foreign minister.

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