New President sworn in


Myanmar has sworn in a new President, Thein Sein, and government. The new government will replace the military junta which has ruled the country since 1988. In reality, though, many of the new faces are old faces in new jobs and there is unlikely to be much change in policy.

The two Vice presidents who have also been sworn in are Tin Aung Myint Oo and Sai Mauk Kham.

The following new ministers have been named, although many were members of the previous military junta. They are:

Wunna Maung Lwin is the new Foreign Minister
The Finance Minister will be Tin Naing Thein
Major General Hla Min has become the new Minister of Defence.
Lieutenant General Ko Ko is the new Home Minister
Major General Thein Htay has become Minister of Border Affairs
Kyaw Hsan is the new Information Minister.

The State Peace and Development Council was dissolved after the swearing-in ceremony.

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