FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 11 (2016)   

Aung San Suu Kyi’s shadow presidency:
Myanmar’s new civilian government faces numerous challenges

Published 31.3.2016

Bart Gaens
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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Myanmar has got its first civilian cabinet since 1962, including a key role for democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi. This undoubtedly constitutes a further step in Myanmar’s gradual democratization process, but numerous national challenges remain.