|Leader of the Opposition|
|Term length||While leader of the party as second largest in Parliament, not in government|
|Inaugural holder||Sai Hla Kyaw|
Opposition is the political parties represented in the Assembly of the Union that are not in government either on their own or as part of a governing coalition.
Leader of the Opposition
As in nearly every parliamentary democracy around the world, the Leader of the Opposition comes from the political party with the largest number of seats in the Parliament yet is not in government. The Leader of the Opposition is often seen as a President-in-Waiting or future Speaker of the Assembly of the Union and Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw or Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw.
List of Leaders of the Opposition since 2011
|Term of Office||Political Party||Assembly||President|
|Took Office||Left Office||Days|
|1||Sai Hla Kyaw
|30 March 2011||12 May 2012||409||Shan Nationalities Democratic Party||1 (2010)||Thein Sein|
|2||Aung San Suu Kyi
|12 May 2012||29 January 2016||1357||National League for Democracy|
|1 February 2016||23 August 2016||204||Union Solidarity and Development Party||2 (2015)||Htin Kyaw|
|23 August 2016||Incumbent||1486||Union Solidarity and Development Party|
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- Ei Ei Toe Lwin (24 August 2016). "U Thein Sein steps down as USDP chair". The Myanmar Times. Retrieved 15 October 2016.