Opposition (Myanmar)

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Leader of
the Opposition of Burma
Aung San Suu Kyi 17 November 2011.jpg
Aung San Suu Kyi

since 2 May 2012
Term length While leader of the largest party not in government

The Opposition in Burma is the political parties represented in the Assembly of the Union that are not in government either on their own or as part of a governing coalition.

Leader of the Opposition[edit]

As in nearly every parliamentary democracy around the world, the Leader of the Opposition comes from the political party with the largest number of seats in the Parliament yet is not in government. The Leader of the Opposition is often seen as a President-in-waiting.

List of Leaders of the Opposition since 2011[edit]

Portrait Name
Term of Office Political Party Assembly President
Took Office Left Office Days
   Tun Yi
(b. ?)
30 March 2011 12 May 2012 409 National Unity Party 1 (2010)    Thein Sein
Aung San Suu Kyi 17 November 2011.jpg Aung San Suu Kyi[1]
(b. 1945)
12 May 2012 Incumbent 1204 National League for Democracy
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See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Aung San Suu Kyi re-elected leader of Burma's opposition party". The Guardian. Associated Press. Retrieved 7 December 2013.