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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar 'provisional government' appoints leader to counter junta

Former speaker of upper house Mahn Win Khaing Than tapped by NLD-led group

BANGKOK -- The Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH), led by lawmakers from pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD), announced on Tuesday that it has appointed Mahn Win Khaing Than as Myanmar's acting vice president.

The CRPH's move is seen as acting on its desire to establish a de facto "provisional government" until Suu Kyi and others are released.

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