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Karen State's new chief signals continuity and change

Voter education in the lead-up to the Nov. 8 election (Photo by Justine Chambers)

HPA-AN, Karen state, Myanmar -- Alongside Myanmar's first democratically elected government in more than 50 years, 14 new state and region chief ministers have recently taken the reins from their predecessors. Among the most notable is Khin Htwe Myint, chief minister of Karen State, one of just two women to be appointed by the new civilian-led government to positions previously reserved for military hard men.

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