List of Presidents of Myanmar

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This is a list of Presidents of Myanmar (also known as Burma) since its independence in 1948.

The second section lists the Chairmen of the totalitarian Burma Socialist Programme Party (BSPP) in 1962-88, then possessing full control over the country and hence de facto representing the executive power.

Presidents of Burma/Myanmar (1948–present)[edit]

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Colour key
(for political parties)

Union of Burma (1948–1974)[edit]

President Term of office Political party
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Duration
Presidents of the Union
1 Sao Shwe Thaik and Hubert Elvin Rance.jpg Sao Shwe Thaik
(1894–1962)
4 January 1948 16 March 1952 4 years, 72 days Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League
2 Ba U.JPG Ba U
(1887–1963)
16 March 1952 13 March 1957 4 years, 362 days Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League
3 Mahn Win Maung.jpg Win Maung
(1916–1989)
13 March 1957 2 March 1962[1] 4 years, 354 days Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League
Chairman of the Union Revolutionary Council
General Ne Win PM of Burma 1959.jpg Ne Win
(1911–2002)
2 March 1962 2 March 1974 12 years, 0 days Military /
Burma Socialist Programme Party

Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma (1974–1988)[edit]

Status
  Denotes Acting President
President Term of office Political party
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Duration
Presidents of the Republic
4 President Ne Win Portrait.JPG Ne Win
(1911–2002)
2 March 1974 9 November 1981[2] 7 years, 252 days Burma Socialist Programme Party
5 San Yu portrait.JPG San Yu
(1918–1996)
9 November 1981 27 July 1988[3] 6 years, 261 days Burma Socialist Programme Party
6 President Sein Lwin.jpg Sein Lwin
(1923–2004)
27 July 1988 12 August 1988[3] 16 days Burma Socialist Programme Party
U Aye Ko.jpg Aye Ko
(1921–2006)
12 August 1988 19 August 1988 7 days Burma Socialist Programme Party
7 Dr Maung Maung.jpg Maung Maung
(1925–1994)
19 August 1988 18 September 1988[4] 30 days Burma Socialist Programme Party

Union of Burma/Myanmar (1988–2011)[edit]

Chairman Term of office Political party
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Duration
Chairman of the State Law and Order Restoration Council
SawMaung.jpg Saw Maung
(1928–1997)
18 September 1988 23 April 1992[5] 3 years, 218 days Military
Than Shwe 2010-10-11.jpg Than Shwe
(1933–)
23 April 1992 15 November 1997 5 years, 206 days Military
Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council
Than Shwe 2010-10-11.jpg Than Shwe
(1933–)
15 November 1997 30 March 2011[6] 13 years, 135 days Military

Republic of the Union of Myanmar (2011–present)[edit]

President Term of office Political party
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Duration
President of the Republic
8 TheinSeinASEAN.jpg Thein Sein
(1945–)
30 March 2011 Incumbent 4 years, 317 days Union Solidarity and Development Party

Chairmen of the Burma Socialist Programme Party (1962–1988)[edit]

Chairman Term of office Notes
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Duration
1 President Ne Win Portrait.JPG Ne Win
(1911–2002)
4 July 1962 23 July 1988[3] 26 years, 19 days Also Chairman of the Union Revolutionary Council (1962–1974), Prime Minister (1962–1974) and President (1974–1981).
2 President Sein Lwin.jpg Sein Lwin
(1923–2004)
26 July 1988 12 August 1988[3] 17 days Also President (1988).
3 Dr Maung Maung.jpg Maung Maung
(1925–1994)
19 August 1988 18 September 1988[4] 30 days Also President (1988).

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Deposed in the 1962 coup d'état
  2. ^ Resigned
  3. ^ a b c d Resigned during the 8888 Uprising
  4. ^ a b Deposed in a coup d'état during the 8888 Uprising
  5. ^ Removed from office due to ill health
  6. ^ Handed over power to the civilian government after the 2010 general election

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