Myanmar

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Mahn Winn Khaing Thann (Male)
Year of birth
1952
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
Kyi Min (Male)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
185
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
31
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
14.35% 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 San Ral (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
82
Oldest member
U Kyaw Din (a) U Htay Ral (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
136
Number of women elected
25
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
15.53%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
25
Women Appointed
6

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
185
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
31
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