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Chairman of the State Administration Council

Chairman of the State Administration Council
နိုင်ငံတော်စီမံအုပ်ချုပ်ရေးကောင်စီဥက္ကဋ္ဌ
Incumbent
Min Aung Hlaing
since 2 February 2021
State Administration Council
TypeMilitary junta leader
AbbreviationSAC Chairman
Reports toCommander-in-Chief of Defence Services
ResidencePresidential Palace[1]
SeatNaypyidaw
AppointerCommander-in-Chief of Defence Services[2]
exercising emergency powers
Term lengthConcurrent with the state of emergency (de facto indefinite rule)
Constituting instrumentCinCDS Order No (9/2021)[2]
PrecursorState Counsellor
Formation2 February 2021 (2021-02-02)
First holderMin Aung Hlaing
DeputyVice Chairman

The Chairman of the State Administration Council (Burmese: နိုင်ငံတော်စီမံအုပ်ချုပ်ရေးကောင်စီဥက္ကဋ္ဌ) is the head of Myanmar's ruling military junta, established in the 2021 coup d'état. Min Aung Hlaing is the current holder of the office, and also serves as the Prime Minister of the Provisional Government.[3][4][5][6]

Background

On 1 February 2021, the Tatmadaw (military of Myanmar) launched a coup on the democratically elected members of Myanmar's ruling party, the National League for Democracy.[7] The leader of the coup, Min Aung Hlaing, became the de facto leader of the state after the coup.[8] A day after the coup, Min Aung Hlaing formalized his leadership by forming the State Administration Council, in which he assumed office as the chairman.[9]

Powers

As Min Aung Hlaing concurrently held office as the Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Armed Forces, he has the right to exercise legislative, judicative, and executive powers. His chairman office exercises his legislative power.[9]

Chairman

Portrait Name
(birth–death)
Term of office Deputy(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
Min Aung Hlaing
(born 1956)
2 February 2021 Incumbent 3 years, 18 days Soe Win

Vice Chairman

Vice Chairman of the State Administration Council
Incumbent
Soe Win
since 2 February 2021
State Administration Council
TypeMilitary junta deputy leader
AbbreviationSAC Vice Chairman
Reports toChairman
SeatNaypyidaw
AppointerCommander-in-Chief of Defence Services[2]
exercising emergency powers
Term lengthConcurrent with the state of emergency
Constituting instrumentCinCDS Order No (9/2021)[2]
Formation2 February 2021
First holderSoe Win

The Vice Chairman of the State Administration Council is the junta's second-ranked official.

Portrait Name
(birth–death)
Term of office Chairman
Took office Left office Time in office
Soe Win
(born 1961)
2 February 2021 Incumbent 3 years, 18 days Min Aung Hlaing

See also

References

  1. ^ "Min Aung Hlaing's Mania for the Presidency Is Alive and Well—and May Soon Bear Fruit". The Irrawaddy. 6 January 2023. Retrieved 12 January 2023. Right after the coup, [Min Aung Hlaing] moved straight into the Presidential Residence.
  2. ^ a b c d "Order No (9/2021), Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, Republic of the Union of Myanmar" (PDF). The Global New Light of Myanmar. 3 February 2021. p. 3. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 April 2021. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Myanmar army ruler takes prime minister role, again pledges elections". Reuters. 1 August 2021. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Sixth coordination meeting on COVID-19 prevention, control and treatment held; Chairman of State Administration Council Prime Minister of Caretaker Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Senior General Min Aung Hlaing delivers address". 2 August 2021.
  5. ^ "State Administration Council Chairman Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing addresses Council meeting 13/2021". 8 August 2021.
  6. ^ "SAC Chairman Prime Minister of the Provisional Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Senior General Min Aung Hlaing delivers". 11 August 2021.
  7. ^ "Myanmar military seizes power, detains elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi". news.trust.org. Reuters. 1 February 2021.
  8. ^ "Myanmar coup: Aung San Suu Kyi detained as military seizes control". BBC News. 1 February 2021. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  9. ^ a b "Myanmar military announces new State Administration Council". The Myanmar Times. 2 February 2021. Archived from the original on 3 February 2021. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
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