Myanmar opposition forms parliamentary affairs committee

Nay Pyi Taw, Jan 27 (IANS) Myanmar’s election-winning opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), on Wednesday formed a five-member Parliamentary Affairs Leading Committee with its senior party members.

The formation of the committee came a day ahead of the end of the last session of the current term of parliament when President U Thein Sein is expected to address the parliamentarians, Xinhua reported.

The current term of parliament is to expire on January 30 and the newly-elected parliament is due to meet for the first session of its two Houses — House of Representatives (Lower House) and House of Nationalities (Upper House) — next Monday.

NLD won absolute majority in the November 8, 2015 parliamentary election.

NLD will nominate the new speakers and deputy speakers of the two houses, followed by election of the country’s president and two vice presidents. The president will then form a new government according to the country’s parliamentary process.

Meanwhile, Suu Kyi and military chief Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing on Monday held discussions on the formation of the new government besides a series of matters dealing with post-election transition, peace and tranquility.

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