State Counsellor of Myanmar
|State Counsellor of Myanmar
|Style||His/Her Excellency the State Counsellor|
|Nominator||Assembly of the Union|
|Appointer||President of Myanmar|
|Term length||Equivalent to incumbent President (5 years, renewable once)|
|Inaugural holder||Aung San Suu Kyi|
|Formation||6 April 2016|
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The post was created on 6 April 2016 to allow for a greater role for Aung San Suu Kyi within the Government of Myanmar. Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy won a landslide victory in the 2015 Myanmar general election; however she is constitutionally barred from becoming President of Myanmar as her husband Michael Aris was a Briton and her two children also hold British nationality.
Roles and responsibilities
The post of State Counsellor is similar to that of a Prime Minister in that it allows the holder to work across all areas of government and to act as a link between the executive and legislative branches. The State Counsellor has a term of five years, the same term as that of the President.
List of State Counsellors
|Term of Office||Political Party||Cabinet||President||Assembly|
|Term start||Term end||Term in office|
|1||Aung San Suu Kyi
|6 April 2016||Incumbent||2 years, 130 days||National League for Democracy||II||NLD—Mil.||Htin Kyaw, Win Myint||2 (2015)|
|Concurrently serves as the Minister for Foreign Affairs and for the Office of the President as well as leader of the majority party, the National League for Democracy.|
- Politics of Myanmar
- President of Myanmar
- Vice President of Myanmar
- Prime Minister of Myanmar
- Ministry of State Counsellor’s Office
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