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Suu Kyi's party proposes law to make her 'president's boss'

  • A member of Mandalay regional parliament reads "Mandalay Daily" newspaper featuring Myanmar's key lawmakers and power transition in Mandalay, Myanmar, Thursday, March 31, 2016. Aung San Suu Kyi’s aide Htin Kyaw took oath on Wednesday as a new civilian government took over Myanmar, after 54 years of rule by the junta or its proxy. (AP Photo/Hkun Lat)

    A member of Mandalay regional parliament reads "Mandalay Daily" newspaper featuring Myanmar's key lawmakers and power transition in Mandalay, Myanmar, Thursday, March 31, 2016. Aung San Suu Kyi’s aide Htin Kyaw took oath on Wednesday as a new civilian government took over Myanmar, after 54 years of rule by the junta or its proxy. (AP Photo/Hkun Lat)  (The Associated Press)

  • An appointed military officer and a member of the Mandalay regional parliament reads a copy of the Mandalay Daily newspaper featuring Myanmar's key lawmakers and power transition in Mandalay, Myanmar, Thursday, March 31, 2016. Aung San Suu Kyi’s aide Htin Kyaw took oath on Wednesday as a new civilian government took over Myanmar, after 54 years of rule by the junta or its proxy. (AP Photo/Hkun Lat)

    An appointed military officer and a member of the Mandalay regional parliament reads a copy of the Mandalay Daily newspaper featuring Myanmar's key lawmakers and power transition in Mandalay, Myanmar, Thursday, March 31, 2016. Aung San Suu Kyi’s aide Htin Kyaw took oath on Wednesday as a new civilian government took over Myanmar, after 54 years of rule by the junta or its proxy. (AP Photo/Hkun Lat)  (The Associated Press)

  • Supporters of the National League for Democracy party wearing T-shirts featuring new President Htin Kyaw pose for a photo as they walk toward Buddhist monastery to pray, in Yangon,  Myanmar, Thursday, March 31, 2016. Aung San Suu Kyi’s aide Htin Kyaw took oath on Wednesday as a new civilian government took over Myanmar, after 54 years of rule by the junta or its proxy. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

    Supporters of the National League for Democracy party wearing T-shirts featuring new President Htin Kyaw pose for a photo as they walk toward Buddhist monastery to pray, in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, March 31, 2016. Aung San Suu Kyi’s aide Htin Kyaw took oath on Wednesday as a new civilian government took over Myanmar, after 54 years of rule by the junta or its proxy. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)  (The Associated Press)

The party of Aung San Suu Kyi has submitted a proposal to parliament to create a new position for her as "state adviser," which would allow her to have a powerful hand in running Myanmar.

Lawmaker Khin Maung Myint described the position as "the president's boss," indicating that Suu Kyi's party is helping her to achieve a pledge to be above the president, who is her confidant.

The move marked the first legislative act of Myanmar's new government, which took office a day earlier to become the first democratically elected after more than 50 years of military control.

Suu Kyi, who led her party to a landslide win in November elections, could not become president because of a junta-era constitution crafted to keep her out of the post.