The next president will be selected from among three vice presidents
U Win Myint, a member of the National League for Democracy (NLD) and representing the Tamway Constituency in Yangon Region as an MP, was elected as a vice president yesterday.
A vote by secret ballot of 304 Pyithu Hluttaw representatives was taken yesterday, in which U Win Myint received 273 votes and U Thaung Aye received 27 votes. Four votes were rejected. After the results were learned, the Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat officially announced the election of U Win Myint as Vice President. The Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker also announced that U Win Myint’s name will be submitted to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker.
The nomination of U Win Myint of Tamway constituency as Vice-Presidential candidate was tabled by Dr. Daw May Win Myint of Mayangon constituency and the motion was supported by U Aung Soe of Thayetchaung constituency.
Similarly, a motion nominating U Thaung Aye of Pyawbwe constituency as Vice-Presidential candidate was tabled by U HlaHtay Win of Zeyathiri constituency and was supported by Dr. Maung Thin of Meiktila constituency.
Yesterday before the voting, the Elected Pyithu Hluttaw representative group of the Presidential Electoral College met in the Pyithu Hluttaw meeting hall in Nay Pyi Taw. Of the 323 elected PyithuHluttaw representatives, 307 were present and 16 were absent.
Before the voting, the Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker explained to the Hluttaw about the Vice President assessment and selection process and informed the Hluttaw to nominate a Pyithu Hluttaw representative to the Presidential Electoral College.
Daw Khin San Hlaing of Pale constituency and U Sai Ngaung Hsai Hein of Maukmai constituency were nominated by the Hluttaw representatives as Pyithu Hluttaw representative candidates to the Presidential Electoral College. When a vote was taken, Daw Khin San Hlaing of Pale constituency received the majority and she was approved as Pyithu Hluttaw representative to the Presidential Electoral College.
The president will then be elected from among the vice presidents.
Thuya Zaw, Aung Ye Thwin