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After election win, Suu Kyi discusses transfer of power with Myanmar's outgoing president

  • In this image provided by the Myanmar Ministry of Information,  Myanmar President Thein Sein, right, walks with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, at the presidential residence Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Suu Kyi met Myanmar's outgoing president on Wednesday to discuss the transfer of power following her party's landslide election win. (Myanmar Ministry of Information via AP)

    In this image provided by the Myanmar Ministry of Information, Myanmar President Thein Sein, right, walks with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, at the presidential residence Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Suu Kyi met Myanmar's outgoing president on Wednesday to discuss the transfer of power following her party's landslide election win. (Myanmar Ministry of Information via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image provided by the Myanmar Ministry of Information, Myanmar President Thein Sein, left, shakes hands with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during their meeting at the presidential residence Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Suu Kyi met Myanmar's outgoing president on Wednesday to discuss the transfer of power following her party's landslide election win. (Myanmar Ministry of Information via AP)

    In this image provided by the Myanmar Ministry of Information, Myanmar President Thein Sein, left, shakes hands with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during their meeting at the presidential residence Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Suu Kyi met Myanmar's outgoing president on Wednesday to discuss the transfer of power following her party's landslide election win. (Myanmar Ministry of Information via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Myanmar Information Minister and Presidential spokesman Ye Htut speaks to journalists during a press briefing at the ministry after meeting between Myanmar President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. Suu Kyi met Myanmar's outgoing president on Wednesday to discuss the transfer of power following her party's landslide election win. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

    Myanmar Information Minister and Presidential spokesman Ye Htut speaks to journalists during a press briefing at the ministry after meeting between Myanmar President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. Suu Kyi met Myanmar's outgoing president on Wednesday to discuss the transfer of power following her party's landslide election win. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)  (The Associated Press)

Aung San Suu Kyi met Myanmar's outgoing president on Wednesday to discuss the transfer of power following her party's landslide election win.

The Southeast Asian nation started moving from a half-century of dictatorship toward democracy in 2011, when military rulers inexplicably agreed to hand over power to a nominally civilian government headed by President Thein Sein, a general turned reformist.

Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy easily won the Nov. 8 vote, securing enough seats in parliament to form a government. Though a clause in the 2008 military-drafted constitution bars her from the presidency, she has vowed to run by proxy.

Presidential spokesman Ye Htut told reporters the meeting at the president's residence in the sprawling capital, Naypyitaw, lasted about 45 minutes.

"The main point was to talk about a smooth transition and transfer of power to the newly elected government," he said. The leaders also wanted "to discuss mutual cooperation in the future."