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Prime Minister of Myanmar
State seal of Myanmar.svg
State Seal of Myanmar
Appointer President of Myanmar
Formation 4 January 1948
First holder U Nu
Final holder Thein Sein
Abolished 30 March 2011
Succession State Counsellor of Myanmar

The Prime Minister of Myanmar was the head of government of Myanmar (also known as Burma) from 1948 to 2011.

The office ended on 30 March 2011, according to the current Constitution (adopted in 2008). It said that the president is both the head of state and head of government.

Prime ministers of Burma/Myanmar (1948–2011)

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Union of Burma (1948–1974)

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
1 U Nu portrait.jpg U Nu
(1907–1995)
4 January 1948 12 June 1956 8 years, 160 days Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League
1 Ba Swe.jpg Ba Swe
(1915–1987)
12 June 1956 1 March 1957 262 days Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League
(1) U Nu portrait.jpg U Nu
(1907–1995)
1 March 1957 29 October 1958 2 years, 242 days Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League
3 General Ne Win PM of Burma 1959.jpg Ne Win
(1911–2002)
29 October 1958 4 April 1960 1 year, 158 days Military
(1) U Nu portrait.jpg U Nu
(1907–1995)
4 April 1960 2 March 1962 1 year, 332 days Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League
(3) General Ne Win PM of Burma 1959.jpg Ne Win
(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)

4 State seal of Myanmar (1974-2008).svg Sein Win
(1919–1993)
4 March 1974 29 March 1977 3 years, 25 days Burma Socialist Programme Party
5 State seal of Myanmar (1974-2008).svg Maung Maung Kha
(1920–1995)
29 March 1977 26 July 1988 11 years, 119 days Burma Socialist Programme Party
6 State seal of Myanmar (1974-2008).svg Tun Tin
(1920–2020)
26 July 1988 18 September 1988 54 days Burma Socialist Programme Party

Union of Burma/Myanmar (1988–2011)

7 State seal of Myanmar (1974-2008).svg Saw Maung
(1928–1997)
21 September 1988 23 April 1992 3 years, 215 days Military
8 Than Shwe 2010-10-11.jpg Than Shwe
(born 1933)
23 April 1992 25 August 2003 11 years, 124 days Military
9 KhinNyunt cropped.jpg Khin Nyunt
(born 1939)
25 August 2003 18 October 2004 1 year, 54 days Military
10 SoeWin cropped.jpg Soe Win
(1947–2007)
19 October 2004 12 October 2007
(died in office.)
2 years, 358 days Military
TheinSeinASEAN.jpg Thein Sein
(born 1945)
12 October 2007 30 March 2011 3 years, 169 days Military
(until 29 April 2010)
Union Solidarity and Development Party
(from 8 June 2010)
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