Presidential election on Wednesday

The election of the president will be conducted by the Presidential Election College on 28 March 2018 (Wednesday) at 10 a.m. where the president and vice-presidents will be elected.
The announcement came at the seventh regular session of the second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw held its 19th-day meeting yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw. At the meeting, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than read and submitted to the Hluttaw the report of the Presidential Electoral College on the assessment and evaluation of the vice president nominated by the elected Pyithu Hluttaw MP group. The report said the elected Pyithu Hluttaw MP group elected U Win Myint of Tamway constituency as vice president, and the Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker informed the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker about this via a letter on 23 March 2018. The Presidential Electoral College was formed with Speakers and Deputy Speakers of Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw, Daw Khin San Hlaing of Pale constituency from the Representatives Group of the Pyithu Hluttaw,
U Aung Kyi Nyunt of Magway Region constituency-4 from the Representatives Group of the Amyotha Hluttaw and Maj-Gen Than Soe of the Tatmadaw Representative Group by office of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw order 22/2018 on 23 March 2018.
The report further stated that the Presidential Electoral College held a meeting at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker’s room at 9 a.m. on 26 March to scrutinize U Win Myint of Tamway constituency elected by the elected Pyithu Hluttaw MP group.
The Presidential Electoral College found U Win Myint qualified to be elected as president.— Thuya Zaw, Aye Aye Thant/Myanmar News Agency

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