State Counsellor of Myanmar
|State Counsellor of Myanmar
|Style||His/Her Excellency the State Counsellor|
|Nominator||Assembly of the Union|
|Appointer||President of Myanmar|
|Term length||Equivalent to incumbent President (5 years, renewable once)|
|Inaugural holder||Aung San Suu Kyi|
|Formation||6 April 2016|
The post was created on 6 April 2016 to allow for a greater role for Aung San Suu Kyi within the Government of Myanmar. Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy won a landslide victory in the 2015 Myanmar general election; however she is constitutionally barred from becoming President of Myanmar as her late husband Michael Aris was British and her two children also hold British nationality.
Roles and responsibilitiesEdit
The post of State Counsellor is similar to that of a Prime Minister in that it allows the holder to work across all areas of government and to act as a link between the executive and legislative branches. The State Counsellor has a term of five years, the same term as that of the President.
List of State CounsellorsEdit
|Term of Office||Political Party||Cabinet||President||Assembly|
|Term start||Term end||Term in office|
|1||Aung San Suu Kyi
|6 April 2016||Incumbent||3 years, 68 days||National League for Democracy||II||NLD—Mil.||Htin Kyaw, Win Myint||2 (2015)|
|Concurrently serves as the Minister for Foreign Affairs and for the Office of the President as well as leader of the majority party, the National League for Democracy.|
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