State Counsellor of Myanmar

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State Counsellor of Myanmar
မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော်၏ အတိုင်ပင်ခံပုဂ္ဂိုလ်

since 1 February 2021
StyleHis/Her Excellency
State Counsellor
NominatorAssembly of the Union
AppointerPresident of Myanmar
Term lengthEquivalent to incumbent President (5 years, renewable once)
Inaugural holderAung San Suu Kyi
Formation6 April 2016

The state counsellor of Myanmar (Burmese: နိုင်ငံတော်၏ အတိုင်ပင်ခံပုဂ္ဂိုလ်) was the title of the de facto head of government of Myanmar. The office was similar to that of a prime minister.[1]

The office is currently vacant after the arrest of the first and only state counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi, in the 2021 Myanmar coup d'état.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Aung San Suu Kyi: The democracy icon who fell from grace". BBC. 4 December 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2019. [...]Ms Suu Kyi is widely seen as de facto leader. Her official title is state counsellor. - Note that "Suu Kyi" is a part of her given name, and that she has no family name.