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Ne Win
4th President of Burma
In office
2 March 1962 – 9 November 1981
Preceded by Win Maung
Succeeded by San Yu
3rd Prime Minister of Burma
In office
29 October 1958 – 4 April 1960
Preceded by U Nu
Succeeded by U Nu
Personal details
Shu Maung

(1910-07-10)10 July 1910
also given as (1911-05-14)14 May 1911 or (1911-05-24)24 May 1911
Paungdale, Pegu Province, Lower Burma, British India
Died 5 December 2002(2002-12-05) (aged 92)
Yangon, Myanmar
Resting place Ashes scattered into Hlaing River
Nationality Burmese
Political party Burma Socialist Programme Party
Spouse(s) Than Nyunt
Tin Tin
Khin May Than
Ni Ni Myint
Yadana Nat Mei
Children Kyaw Thein
Ngwe Soe
Aye Aung
Sandar Win
Phyo Wai Win
Kyemon Win
Alma mater Rangoon University
Military service
Years of service 1931–74
Rank Vice Senior General.gif General

Ne Win was a Burmese politician and military commander. He was President of Burma from 1962 to 1981. Before being President he was Prime Minister. Ne Win founded the Burma Socialist Programme Party in 1962.

On 2 March 1962 Ne Win took control of the government in Burma. He became head of state as Chairman of the Union Revolutionary Council and also Prime Minister. His new government ended the constitution. They also removed the Burma parliament. In 1964 he made the Burma Socialist Programme Party the only political party in Burma.

On 2 March 1974, Ne Win ended the Revolutionary Council and made the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma. He was elected President. Then he chose Brigadier General Sein Win as Prime Minister.

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