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Suu Kyi leads the government as the State Counsellor

Under the new government, NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi took the post of Foreign Affairs and President Office in the new Cabinet. She also took the newly created position of State Counsellor which she made clear would be to provide advice to the President.

Of the 18 cabinet positions, the posts of Defence, Home Affairs, and Border Affairs will be assigned to the Military commander in chief. Defence Minister Lieutenant General Sein Win and two other military will join the cabinet.Ex-military Myint Swe who is ex Yangon Provincial Prime Minister was appointed as First Vice President. For a smooth transition, it is crucial to have support of the military. The cabinet is made up of a wide variety of people. Minister of Information Pe Myint is a famous author and Minister of Health Myint Htwe has worked in WHO.

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