Thein Sein

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Thein Sein (born 20 April 1945) is a Burmese politician. He was elected President of Burma in 2010. His term as president began in 2011[1] and ended in 2016. His predecessor was Than Shwe. Before he was president, Sein was Prime Minister of Burma. Sein was also a member of parliament for Zabuthiri.[2]

Thein Sein
သိန်းစိန် မ အေ လိုး
8th President of Myanmar
In office
30 March 2011 – 30 March 2016
Vice PresidentTin Aung Myint Oo (2011-2012)
Sai Mauk Kham (2011-)
Nyan Tun (2012-)
Preceded byThan Shwe (Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council)
Succeeded byHtin Kyaw
Prime Minister of Myanmar
In office
24 October 2007 – 30 March 2011
Acting: April 2007 – 24 October 2007
LeaderThan Shwe
Preceded bySoe Win
Succeeded byAung San Suu Kyi (State Counsellor, 2016)
First Secretary of the State Peace and Development Council
In office
2004 – 24 October 2007
Preceded byKhin Nyunt
Succeeded byTin Aung Myint Oo
Member of Parliament
for Zabuthiri
In office
7 November 2010 – 30 March 2011
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded bySanda Min
Majority65,620 (91.2%)
Personal details
Born (1945-04-20) 20 April 1945 (age 79)
Kyounku, British Burma
(now Burma)
Political partyUnion Solidarity and Development Party
Other political
State Peace and Development Council (Before 2010)
Spouse(s)Khin Khin Win
ResidencePresidential Palace, Naypyidaw
Alma materDefence Services Academy (B.A.)
Military service
Branch/serviceMyanmar Army
Years of service1968–2010

References[change | change source]

  1. Ba Kaung (15 August 2011). "Will Naypyidaw's Olive Branch Bear Fruit?". The Irrawaddy. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  2. "One Year of Myanmar's Thein Sein Government: Background and Outlook of Reforms". KUDO Toshihiro. Retrieved 1 May 2012.