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Political transition in Myanmar: Thinking outside the box

  • Baladas Ghoshal

New Delhi | Tue, May 31 2011 | 09:51 am

On March 30 this year, Myanmar dissolved its ruling military government and sworn in a new president.

Former prime minister U Thein Sein, who shed his Army uniform to contest elections last year, was inaugurated as President of the newly elected government. Than Shwe, who has ruled the country with an iron fist since 1992, was referred to only as “chairman of the SPDC” in the inaugurat...