Myanmar parliament approves government formation plan

Myanmar parliament on Monday approved President-elect U Htin Kyaw`s plan of forming a new government with reduced ministries.

IANS| Last Updated: Mar 21, 2016, 13:21 PM IST

Nay Pyi Taw: 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.