Nominees for Myanmar's next president to be known March 17

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The chairman of Myanmar's parliament says the nominees for the country's next president and two vice presidents will be known on March 17.

Parliament chairman Man Win Khine announced Monday that the upper house, the lower House and the military will have to select one candidate each for the three posts on March 17.

Parliament will then take a vote and the person with the largest number of votes will become president, and the other two will be vice presidents.

Given that democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party has a majority in both houses of parliament, it is certain to get the president's post.