Vice-President of Myanmar

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Vice-President of the
Republic of the Union of Myanmar
ပြည်ထောင်စုသမ္မတမြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော် ဒုတိယ သမ္မတ
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Henry Van Thio.jpg
Incumbent
Myint Swe
Henry Van Thio

since 30 March 2016
NominatorAssembly of the Union
AppointerPresidential Electoral College
Term lengthFive years, renewable once
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Burma
Inaugural holderTin Aung Myint Oo
Sai Mauk Kham
Formation30 March 2011
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politics and government of
Myanmar

The Vice-President of Myanmar (also known as Burma) is the second highest-ranking post in the government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.[1] The office was established by the 2008 Myanmar constitution and ranks directly after the President. The office came into effect on 30 March 2011, when the new government assumed de jure power and essentially functions in the same manner as any other deputy head of state. There are two vice-presidential posts in the government (according to the website and official), but no distinction is officially made between them. It can be assumed that the posts follow the order of seniority, much like the ones practiced by the Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China.

Vice-Presidents in Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma[edit]

The position of Vice President of Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma was created in 1985 by two changes in the Constitution of Burma and in the basic law of the Burma Socialist Programme Party.[2]

Vice-President Picture Took office Left office Political Party President Notes
Aye Ko State seal of Myanmar (1974-2008).svg December 1985 27 July 1988 BSSP San Yu [3][4][5]
27 July 1988 12 August 1988 Sein Lwin
19 August 1988 18 September 1988 Maung Maung

First Vice-Presidents after 2011[edit]

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Picture Took office Left office Time in office Political Party President
1 Tin Aung Myint Oo
(1950–)
Tin Aung Myint Oo.jpg 30 March 2011 1 July 2012 1 year, 93 days Union Solidarity and Development Party TheinSeinASEAN.jpg
Thein Sein
2 Sai Mauk Kham
(1950–)
Sai Mauk Kham in 2015.jpg 1 July 2012 30 March 2016 3 years, 273 days Union Solidarity and Development Party
3 Myint Swe
(1951–)
30 March 2016 Incumbent 3 years, 259 days Union Solidarity and Development Party President Htin Kyaw.jpg
Htin Kyaw
Win Myint 2017 cropped.jpg
Win Myint

Second Vice-Presidents after 2011[edit]

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Picture Took office Left office Time in office Political Party President
1 Sai Mauk Kham
(1950–)
Sai Mauk Kham in 2015.jpg 30 March 2011 1 July 2012 1 year, 93 days Union Solidarity and Development Party TheinSeinASEAN.jpg
Thein Sein
2 Nyan Tun
(1954–)
Nyan Tun World Economic Forum 2013.jpg 15 August 2012 30 March 2016 3 years, 228 days Union Solidarity and Development Party
3 Henry Van Thio
(1958–)
Henry Van Thio.jpg 30 March 2016 Incumbent 3 years, 259 days National League for Democracy President Htin Kyaw.jpg
Htin Kyaw
Win Myint 2017 cropped.jpg
Win Myint

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chapter III - The President and Vice-Presidents" (PDF). Constitution of Myanmar. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
  2. ^ 26Th, 1995 (1994). The Far East and Australasia 1995. ISBN 9781857430004.
  3. ^ https://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015073049077
  4. ^ https://hdl.handle.net/2027/osu.32435024019804
  5. ^ Limited, Europa Publications (March 1988). The Europa year book. ISBN 9780946653416.

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