Suu Kyi to be Myanmar foreign min

Aung San Suu Kyi will be foreign minister in Myanmar’s first civilian government for decades, her party said today, giving the democracy champion a formal post despite being blocked from the presidency.

The Nobel laureate has already vowed to rule above the man picked as president, Htin Kyaw, in the government which comes to power next week in the former army-ruled nation.

Suu Kyi was the sole woman and one of only six members of her National League for Democracy party in a cabinet list read out to lawmakers early today by the parliament speaker Mann Win Khaing Than, who did not specify which position she or others would hold.

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