Myanmar President hails ‘triumph’ of democratic transition in last parliament address

, 4:43 PM IST

New York : Myanmar’s President Thein Sein has hailed the “triumph” of the nation’s democratic transition in his last address to a military-dominated parliament before it makes way for a historic new legislature led by Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD).
According to ABC News, Myanmar has been ruled by the military junta and is now on the cusp of a remarkable political transition after NLD’s landslide victory in November elections.

Myanmar’s people are hoping her government can reboot a country eviscerated by army rule that battered the economy and repressed dissent.

Suu Kyi is barred from the presidency by the junta-era constitution that many believe was designed specifically to exclude her, but has vowed to rule through a proxy, who is yet to be named in public. (ANI)