Opposition (Myanmar)

Union Solidarity and Development Party Aung San Suu Kyi Assembly of the Union
Leader of the Opposition
Than Htay

since 23 August 2016
Term lengthWhile leader of the party as second largest in Parliament, not in government
Inaugural holderSai 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

Portrait Name
Term of Office Political Party Assembly President
Took Office Left Office Days
1 Noimage.png Sai Hla Kyaw
(b. 1955)
30 March 2011 12 May 2012 409 Shan Nationalities Democratic Party 1 (2010)    Thein Sein
2 Aung San Suu Kyi 17 November 2011.jpg Aung San Suu Kyi[1]
(b. 1945)
12 May 2012 29 January 2016 1357 National League for Democracy
3 TheinSeinASEAN.jpg Thein Sein
(b. 1945)
1 February 2016 23 August 2016 204 Union Solidarity and Development Party 2 (2015) Htin Kyaw
4 Noimage.png Than Htay[2]
(b. 1954)
23 August 2016 Incumbent 1486 Union Solidarity and Development Party
Win Myint

See also


  1. ^ "Aung San Suu Kyi re-elected leader of Burma's opposition party". The Guardian. Associated Press. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  2. ^ Ei Ei Toe Lwin (24 August 2016). "U Thein Sein steps down as USDP chair". The Myanmar Times. Retrieved 15 October 2016.