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 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)

Union of Burma (1948–1974)[edit]

Name
(Birth–Death)
Picture Took office Left office Time in office Political Party
Presidents of the Union
1 Sao Shwe Thaik
(1894–1962)
Sao Shwe Thaik.jpg 4 January 1948 16 March 1952 4 years, 72 days Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League
2 Ba U
(1887–1963)
Ba U.JPG 16 March 1952 13 March 1957 4 years, 362 days Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League
3 Win Maung
(1916–1989)
Mahn Win Maung.jpg 13 March 1957 2 March 1962[1] 4 years, 354 days Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League
Chairman of the Union Revolutionary Council
Ne Win
(1911–2002)
General Ne Win PM of Burma 1959.jpg 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]

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

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

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

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

Presidents of the Republic
8 Thein Sein
(1945–)
TheinSeinASEAN.jpg 30 March 2011 30 March 2016 5 years, 0 days Union Solidarity and Development Party
9 Htin Kyaw
(1946–)
President Htin Kyaw.jpg 30 March 2016 Incumbent 122 days National League for Democracy

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

Name
(Birth–Death)
Picture Took office Left office Time in office Notes
1 Ne Win
(1911–2002)
President Ne Win Portrait.JPG 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 Sein Lwin
(1923–2004)
President Sein Lwin.jpg 26 July 1988 12 August 1988[3] 17 days Also President (1988).
3 Maung Maung
(1925–1994)
Dr Maung Maung.jpg 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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