Myanmar

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
T Khun Myat (Male)
Year of birth
1950
Additional information
In accordance with article 76 (a) of the Constitution, the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of the Amyotha Hluttaw (House of Nationalities) shall also serve as the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (joint Parliament) from the day of term of the Pyithu Hluttaw commences up to the end of 30 months. Thereafter the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw (House of Representatives) shall also serve as the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw for the remaining term.
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Kyaw Soe (Male)
Secretary General
Tin Win Aung (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
360
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
65
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
15.29% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
U Sai Thein Aung (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
81
Oldest member
U Maung Nyo (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1948
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1948
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Prior to independence, under British administration, women were granted the right to vote under the government of India Act passed in 1935 under the conditions that they were literate, had an incomde and paid taxes. This right was extended to universal suffrage at independence.
Women’s right to stand for election
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1946
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Prior to independence, under British administration, women were granted the right to vote and stand for electionunder the government of India Act passed in 1935 under the conditions that they were literate, had an incomde and paid taxes. These rights were extended to universal suffrage at independence.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1947