The first elections in Myanmar since 1990 were conducted on 8th November 2015. In 1990, the National League for Democracy (NLD) had secured a victory after which the military government annulled the elections. In the 2015 polls, NLD won an astounding majority of seats in the combined national parliament of the country. Elections were held to elect members to the House of Nationalities (the upper house), the House of Representatives (the lower house) and the Assembly of the Union, and the Region and State Hluttaws. Polling happened in all the constituencies save the ones that were appointed by the military. Certain ethnic minorities in certain regions and states voted for their ethnic affairs ministers through separate electorates. The leader of the NLD, Aung San Suu Kyi was appointed the State Counsellor of Myanmar. Her party had won 86% of the seats. She cannot become the president because her children and her late husband are citizens of a foreign country. After the elections, Htin Kyaw of the NKD was appointed the president.