Yangon: U Tin Aung Myint Oo, Myanmar's first vice president, has stepped down from his position because of health reasons, President U Thein Sein informed parliament through a message on Wednesday.

Read by speaker of parliament U Khin Aung Myint, the message added that the new first vice president is to be elected in a week, reported.

The 4th session of the two-house parliament opened in the capital Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday. 

According to informed sources, the 61-year-old vice president had submitted his resignation to the president in early May after receiving medical treatment in Singapore for an unspecified ailment.  


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