Ne Win

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Ne Win
4th President of Burma
In office
2 March 1962 – 9 November 1981
Preceded byWin Maung
Succeeded bySan Yu
3rd Prime Minister of Burma
In office
29 October 1958 – 4 April 1960
Preceded byU Nu
Succeeded byU 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
Died5 December 2002(2002-12-05) (aged 92)
Yangon, Myanmar
Resting placeAshes scattered into Hlaing River
Political partyBurma Socialist Programme Party
Spouse(s)Than Nyunt
Tin Tin
Khin May Than
Ni Ni Myint
Yadana Nat Mei
ChildrenKyaw Thein
Ngwe Soe
Aye Aung
Sandar Win
Phyo Wai Win
Kyemon Win
Alma materRangoon University
Military service
Years of service1931–74
Rank General

Ne Win was a Former Military Dictator of Burma, 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 overthrew the legitimate elected government led by U Nu in Burma.[1] 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 (not by people). Then he chose Brigadier General Sein Win as Prime Minister.

References[change | change source]

  1. Pace, Eric (6 December 2002). "Ne Win, Ex-Burmese Military Strongman, Dies at 81". New York Times. Retrieved 7 September 2016.