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Myanmar/Burma/presidential election

Published on March 23, 2016
Statement by M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Paris, March 15, 2016

France welcomes the election of the new president of Burma, conducted within the framework of the current constitution, following a democratic election process. It wishes him every success as he undertakes the exceptionally important duties the Burmese Parliament has just entrusted to him.

The election of Htin Kyaw marks the continuation of the country’s transition, after Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy, won a landslide victory in the parliamentary elections, symbolizing the Burmese people’s high expectations.

France stands alongside Burma on its path towards democracy, development and national reconciliation./.

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