The president of Myanmar, Htin Kyaw, Wednesday surprisingly announced that he is stepping down. The 71-year-old man was since march 2016 the head of state of the South-east Asian country. He was the first citizen in that function, after the country for more than half a century by the military was headed.
Kyaw is a confidant of Aung San Suu Kyi, the nobel laureate for Peace, who, because of a provision in the constitution is not itself a president. She now leads as ” advisor of the state government. The constitution states that within seven days, a successor must be appointed. Kyaw says that he is stepping down because he is exhausted.