Myanmar parliament approves government formation plan

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Nay Pyi Taw, March 21 (IANS) Myanmar parliament on Monday approved President-elect U Htin Kyaw’s plan of forming a new government with reduced ministries.

The proposal was approved by a vote of 611-3 with 21 abstentions, Xinhua news agency reported.

President-elect U Htin Kyaw made his first public appearance by delivering a speech in the parliament, clarifying the plan of forming a government with 21 ministries and 18 ministers, slashed from 36 and 32 respectively in the outgoing government.

The plan was submitted on March 17.

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