Myanmar's ruling party leader U Shwe Mann removed

Updated: 2015-08-13 16:52


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NAY PYI TAW - Chairman of Myanmar's ruling party, the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), U Shwe Mann was removed Thursday, according to the party sources.

U Shwe Mann was replaced by Vice Chairman U Htay Oo, who is assigned to take up the post of chairman concurrently, according to a decision of the party's central executive committee.

U Htay Oo, an MP to the House of Representatives, was former Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation with a military rank of major-general during the previous military government and became vice chairman of the party in 2012.

Meanwhile, USDP General Secretary U Maung Maung Thein was also removed and was substituted by U Tin Naing Thein, who was former Minister at the President's Office and just resigned on Wednesday for entering the election.

The CEC committee was reformed with 47 members.