Myanmar: Parliament to elect new president on March 15 hinh anh 1Htin Kyaw, a strong candidate for Myanmar's President post (Photo:

Bangkok (VNA) - The Myanmar’s Union Parliament will elect its president on March 15 after the presidential nominee committee completes its work, said Aye Thar Aung, Deputy Speaker of the Union Parliament.

The ruling National League for Democracy party nominated Htin Kyaw from the Lower House and Henry Van Thio from the Upper House. The military nominated Myint Swe, chief minister of the Yangon Region, as their representative.

The parliament set three groups representing the two houses and the military to select one candidate from each group for the final round of election as president. Through voting, the person who wins the most votes will become the country's new president, while the two others will automatically become vice presidents.

The new Myanmar president will take the office on April 1.-VNA