People's Assembly (Burma)

The Pyithu Hluttaw or People's Assembly (Burmese: ပြည်သူ့လွှတ်တော်) was the unicameral legislature of the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma from 1974 to 1988. It was established under the 1974 Constitution of Burma and disbanded with the takeover of the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) in 1988.

People's Assembly


Pyithu Hluttaw
State seal of Myanmar (1974-1988).svg
Term limits
4 years
Founded1974 (1974)
Disbanded1988 (1988)
Preceded byUnion Parliament (1947–1962)
Succeeded byAssembly of the Union (2011–present)
Political groups
Burma Socialist Programme Party
Last election
6–20 October 1985
Meeting place
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Rangoon, Burma

Following the 1962 Burmese coup d'état, there was no functional legislature in existence from 1962 to 1974, as the Revolutionary Council of The Union of Burma served in its capacity.

Under the 1974 Constitution, the People's Assembly was composed of members of the Burma Socialist Programme Party.[1] Each term was four years. (In August 2010, the old Hluttaw complex on Yangon's Pyay Road used by Gen. Ne Win's military government was slated for occupation by Yangon Region government office and Yangon Region Hluttaw)[2]


  1. ^ The Constitution of the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma (1974), Chapter IV: Pyithu Hluttaw
  2. ^ "ရန်ကုန်တိုင်း စုပေါင်းရုံးမှ ဌာနအချို့ ပြည်လမ်းမပေါ်ရှိ ယခင်လွှတ်တော် အဆောက်အအုံသို့ ပြောင်းရွှေ့မည်". Weekly Eleven News (in Burmese). 23 August 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2010.