Burma reshuffle as elections approach; WORLDBULLETINS.
There were conflicting reports about whether the top two junta leaders - Senior General Than Shwe and his second-in-command, General Maung Aye - also stepped down from the military while retaining their respective posts as the junta's chairman and vice chairman.
Than Shwe has ruled the country since 1992. The elections are portrayed by the regime as a key step to shifting to civilian rule after five decades of military domination, but critics call them a sham.
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|Publication:||Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)|
|Date:||Aug 28, 2010|
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