This article lists the presidents of Myanmar (also known as Burma) since the Burmese Declaration of Independence in 1948.

The second section lists the chairmen of the Burma Socialist Programme Party (BSPP) in 1962–1988, then possessing full control over the country and hence de facto representing the executive power.

Titles

Presidents of Burma / Myanmar (1948–present)

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office

Union of Burma (1948–1974)[edit]

1
Sao Shwe Thaik.jpg
Sao Shwe Thaik
စဝ်ရွှေသိုက်
(1895–1962)
4 January 1948 16 March 1952 4 years, 72 days Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League
2
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Ba U
ဘဦး
(1887–1963)
16 March 1952 13 March 1957 4 years, 362 days Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League
3
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Win Maung
ဝင်းမောင်
(1916–1989)
13 March 1957 2 March 1962
(deposed.)
4 years, 354 days Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League /
Union Party
(Clean Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League)
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Ne Win
နေဝင်း
(1911–2002)
2 March 1962 2 March 1974 12 years Military /
Burma Socialist Programme Party

Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma (1974–1988)[edit]

4
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Ne Win
နေဝင်း
(1911–2002)
2 March 1974 9 November 1981
(resigned.)
7 years, 252 days Burma Socialist Programme Party
5
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San Yu
စန်းယု
(1918–1996)
9 November 1981 27 July 1988
(resigned.)
6 years, 261 days Burma Socialist Programme Party
6
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Sein Lwin
စိန်လွင်
(1923–2004)
27 July 1988 12 August 1988
(resigned.)
16 days Burma Socialist Programme Party
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Aye Ko
အေးကို
(1921–2006)
Acting
12 August 1988 19 August 1988 7 days Burma Socialist Programme Party
7
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Maung Maung
မောင်မောင်
(1925–1994)
19 August 1988 18 September 1988
(deposed.)
30 days Burma Socialist Programme Party

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

SAW MAUNG PORTRAIT.jpg
Saw Maung
စောမောင်
(1928–1997)
18 September 1988 23 April 1992
(resigned.)[a]
3 years, 218 days Military
Chairman, State Peace and Development Council, Myanmar, Sr. Gen. Than Shwe, in New Delhi on July 27, 2010.jpg
Than Shwe
သန်းရွှေ
(born 1933)
23 April 1992 30 March 2011[b] 18 years, 341 days Military

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

8
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Thein Sein
သိန်းစိန်
(born 1944)
30 March 2011 30 March 2016 5 years Union Solidarity and Development Party
9
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Htin Kyaw
ထင်ကျော်
(born 1946)
30 March 2016 21 March 2018
(resigned.)
1 year, 356 days National League for Democracy
Myint Swe on 30 March 2016 (cropped).jpg
Myint Swe
မြင့်ဆွေ
(born 1951)
Acting
21 March 2018 30 March 2018 9 days Union Solidarity and Development Party
10
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Win Myint
ဝင်းမြင့်
(born 1951)
30 March 2018 1 February 2021
(deposed.)
2 years, 308 days National League for Democracy
Myint Swe on 30 March 2016 (cropped).jpg
Myint Swe
မြင့်ဆွေ
(born 1951)
Acting
1 February 2021 Incumbent[3] 1 year, 189 days Union Solidarity and Development Party

Timeline

Win MyintMyint SweHtin KyawThein SeinThan ShweSaw MaungMaung MaungAye KoSein LwinSan YuNe WinWin MaungBa USao Shwe Thaik

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

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Additional position(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
1
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Ne Win
နေဝင်း
(1911–2002)
4 July 1962 23 July 1988
(resigned.)
26 years, 19 days Chairman of the Union Revolutionary Council and Prime Minister (1962–1974), President (1974–1981)
2
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Sein Lwin
စိန်လွင်
(1923–2004)
26 July 1988 12 August 1988
(resigned.)
17 days President (1988)
3
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Maung Maung
မောင်မောင်
(1925–1994)
19 August 1988 18 September 1988
(deposed.)
30 days President (1988)

Timeline

Maung MaungSein LwinNe Win

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Resigned due to health reasons[1][2]
  2. ^ Handed over power to the civilian government after the 2010 general election.

References

  1. ^ Wheeler, Ned (28 July 1997). "Obituary: General Saw Maung". The Independent. London.
  2. ^ "Saw Maung Is Dead at 68; Led a Brutal Burmese Coup". The New York Times. 27 July 1997.
  3. ^ "Myanmar military announces new State Administrative Council". The Myanmar Times. 2 February 2021. Retrieved 29 September 2021.