The newly-elected Myanmar President, Thein Sein, on Feb. 8 submitted to the union parliament a framework for the formation of a union government.

The new union government will be made up of 34 ministries, two more than in the existing government.

The two new ministries are the Ministry of Presidential Office and Ministry of Industrial Development.

A detailed list of ministers is expected to be discussed on Feb. 9.

In Myanmar's presidential election on Feb. 4, Prime Minister Thein Sein won the presidency while Tin Aung Myint Oo and Sai Mauk Kham were elected as vice presidents.

All of the three represent the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP).

The terms of office of the president and the vice presidents are five years, according to the Myanmar state constitution./.