Myanmar's first president without ties to the military in more than half a century has been sworn into office. Here are some details about the new head of state, Htin Kyaw:
- Close friend and confidant of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi
- Expected to act as proxy for Suu Kyi, who is barred from the presidency
- Has vowed to amend the constitution to adhere to "democratic standards"
- Son of Min Thu Wun, a respected Burmese author and poet
- 70 years old