Mon State Appoints New Chief Minister

By The Irrawaddy 1 March 2017

RANGOON — The ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party lawmaker Dr. Aye Zan was approved as the new Mon State chief minister on Wednesday.

Mon State parliamentary speaker Daw Tin Ei presented the nomination from Burma’s president U Htin Kyaw to appoint the regional lawmaker from Kyaikto Township to the position, following the resignation of former chief minister U Min Min Oo.

Parliament voted and approved the nomination with no objections, said Dr. Aung Naing Oo, deputy speaker of the Mon State Parliament and member of the All Mon Region Democracy Party.

“He is a sociable, long-time politician. I think he will manage well,” he said.

New chief minister Dr. Aye Zan, 63, was an elected NLD candidate in the 1990 elections, which saw its results annulled by the former military regime. He has since served as the chairman of the NLD’s Kyiakto branch. In 2015, he was reelected in the same constituency.