Opposition (Myanmar)

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Leader of the Opposition
Khin Aung Myint Seenate of Poland 2015.JPG
Khin Aung Myint

since 1 February 2016
Term length While leader of the Parliamentary Representatives Group as second largest in Parliament, not in government
Inaugural holder Sai Hla Kyaw

Opposition 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 or future Speaker of the Assembly of the Union and Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw or Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw.

List of Leaders of the Opposition since 2011[edit]

Portrait Name
Term of Office Political Party Assembly President
Took Office Left Office Days
1 Male portrait placeholder cropped.jpg Sai Hla Kyaw
(b. 1955)
30 March 2011 12 May 2012 409 Shan Nationalities Democratic Party 1 (2010)    Thein Sein
2 Aung San Suu Kyi 17 November 2011.jpg Aung San Suu Kyi[1]
(b. 1945)
12 May 2012 29 January 2016 1357 National League for Democracy
3 Khin Aung Myint Seenate of Poland 2015.JPG Khin Aung Myint[citation needed]
(b. 1945)
1 February 2016 Incumbent 180 Union Solidarity and Development Party 2 (2015) Htin Kyaw

See also[edit]


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