Rangoon (Mizzima) – The latest guess as to who will be nominated for vice president of Burma is Admiral Nyan Tun, the commander-in-chief of the navy.
A source in Naypyitaw has said that the likely candidate to be nominate for vice president is Admiral Nyan Tun, who is a graduate of the 16th Intake of Defense Services Academy. The information cannot be confirmed by separate sources.
Former Vice President Tin Aung Myint Oo resigned for health reasons. Burma has two vice presidents.
Earlier, word had gotten around that military representatives in Parliament would nominated Rangoon Region Chief Minister Myint Swe, a retired general, as vice president, but the Parliament never acted on that news and the reason is still unclear.
The military representatives in Parliament have to nominate the candidate of their choice for vice president who then must be approved by Vice-Senior General
Min Aung Hlaing, the commander-in-chief of the Defense Services. Min Aung Hlaing would also need general consensus from other members of the National Defence and Security Council in approving the vice president nominee.
Each of the parliamentary houses has a 25 per cent representation by government-appointed military representatives who are nominated to serve in Parliament by the commander-in-chief of the Defence Services.
The Constitution says the president and two vice presidents must not “he himself, one of the parents, the spouse, one of the legitimate children or their spouses not owe allegiance to a foreign power, not be subject of a foreign power or citizen of a foreign country. They shall not be persons entitled to enjoy the rights and privileges of a subject of a foreign government or citizen of a foreign country.”