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

Prime ministers 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]

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U Nu
ဦးနု
(1907–1995)
4 January 1948 12 June 1956
(resigned.)
8 years, 160 days Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League
2
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Ba Swe
ဘဆွေ
(1915–1987)
12 June 1956 1 March 1957 262 days Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League
(1)
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U Nu
ဦးနု
(1907–1995)
1 March 1957 29 October 1958[a] 1 year, 242 days Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League
3
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Ne Win
နေဝင်း
(1911–2002)
29 October 1958 4 April 1960[b] 1 year, 158 days Military
(1)
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U Nu
ဦးနု
(1907–1995)
4 April 1960 2 March 1962
(deposed.)
1 year, 332 days Union Party
(3)
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Ne Win
နေဝင်း
(1911–2002)
2 March 1962 4 March 1974 12 years, 2 days Military /
Burma Socialist Programme Party

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

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Sein Win
စိန်ဝင်း
(1919–1993)
4 March 1974 29 March 1977[c] 3 years, 25 days Burma Socialist Programme Party
5
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Maung Maung Kha
မောင်မောင်ခ
(1920–1995)
29 March 1977 26 July 1988
(resigned.)
11 years, 119 days Burma Socialist Programme Party
6
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Tun Tin
ထွန်းတင်
(1920–2020)
26 July 1988 18 September 1988
(deposed.)
54 days Burma Socialist Programme Party

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

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Saw Maung
စောမောင်
(1928–1997)
21 September 1988 23 April 1992 [d]
(resigned.)
3 years, 215 days Military
8
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Than Shwe
သန်းရွှေ
(born 1933)
23 April 1992 25 August 2003 11 years, 124 days Military
9
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Khin Nyunt
ခင်ညွန့်
(born 1939)
25 August 2003 18 October 2004[e] 1 year, 54 days Military
10
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Soe Win
စိုးဝင်း
(1947–2007)
19 October 2004 12 October 2007
(died in office.[4])
2 years, 358 days Military
11
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Thein Sein
သိန်းစိန်
(born 1944)
12 October 2007 30 March 2011 3 years, 169 days Military
(until 29 April 2010[5])
Union Solidarity and Development Party
(from 8 June 2010[5])

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

Position abolished (30 March 2011 – 1 August 2021)
12
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Min Aung Hlaing
မင်းအောင်လှိုင်
(born 1956)
1 August 2021 Incumbent 291 days Military

Timeline

Min Aung HlaingThein SeinSoe Win (prime minister)Khin NyuntThan ShweSaw MaungTun TinMaung Maung KhaSein Win (Brigadier General)Ne WinBa SweU Nu

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Handed over power to the military.
  2. ^ Handed back power to the civilian government after the 1960 general election.
  3. ^ Removed from office due to the economic problems of the country.
  4. ^ Resigned due to health reasons.[1][2]
  5. ^ Removed from office and placed under house arrest.[3]

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. ^ "Burma's prime minister 'arrested'". BBC News. 19 October 2004.
  4. ^ "Burma prime minister Soe Win dies". BBC News. 12 October 2007.
  5. ^ a b Wai Moe (5 May 2010). "Tight Censorship on Reporting USDP". The Irrawaddy. Retrieved 22 August 2011.