State Counsellor of Myanmar

State Counsellor of Myanmar
Aung San Suu Kyi

since 6 April 2016
Style His/Her Excellency the State Counsellor
Residence Naypyidaw
Nominator Assembly of the Union
Appointer President of Myanmar
Term length Equivalent to incumbent President (5 years)
Inaugural holder Aung San Suu Kyi
Formation 6 April 2016
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The State Counsellor of Myanmar (Burmese: နိုင်ငံတော်၏ အတိုင်ပင်ခံပုဂ္ဂိုလ်) is the de facto head of government of Myanmar.

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 but she is constitutionally barred from becoming President of Myanmar as her late husband Michael Aris and her two children hold British nationality.[1]

The bill to create the post was passed by the upper house on 1 April 2016 and by the lower house on 5 April 2016, and signed by the President Htin Kyaw on 6 April 2016.[1][2]

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[3] and to act as a link between the executive and legislative branches. The holder of the post serves in the role for five years, the same term as that of the President.[4]

List of State Counsellors

Portrait Name
Term of Office Political Party Cabinet Assembly
Took Office Left Office Days
1 Aung San Suu Kyi
6 April 2016 Incumbent 243 National League for Democracy II NLDMil. 2 (2015)
Concurrently serves as the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Office of the President

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