The Pyithu Hluttaw

The Pyithu Hluttaw shall be formed with a maximum of 440 Hluttaw representatives as follows :

(a)     not more than 330 Pyithu Hluttaw representatives elected prescribing electorate in accord with law on the basis of township as well as population or combining with an appropriate township which is contagious to the newly-formed township if it is more than 330 townships;

(b)     not  more  than  110  Pyithu Hluttaw representatives who are the  Defence Services personnel nominated by the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services in accord with the law.

Term of the Pyithu Hluttaw

The term of the Pyithu Hluttaw is five years from the day of its first session.

A current total number of MPs of the Pyithu Hluttaw = 430

The Pyithu Hluttaw

  • Elected Members
  • Hluttaw representatives being the Defence Services Personnel

Functions of the Speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw

The Speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw shall :

(a) supervise the Pyithu Hluttaw sessions;

(b) invite the President, if he is intimated of the President’s desire to address the Pyithu Hluttaw;

(c) have the right to invite members of the organization or persons representing any of the Union level organizations formed under the Constitution to attend the Pyithu Hluttaw and give clarifications on matters relating to ongoing discussions of the Pyithu Hluttaw session, if necessary;

(d) perform other duties and exercise powers prescribed by the Constitution or any law.

Qualification of the Pyithu Hluttaw representatives

Persons who possess the following qualifications shall be entitled to be elected as the Pyithu Hluttaw representatives :

(a) person who has attained the age of 25 years;

(b) citizen who was born of both parents who are citizens;

(c) person who has resided in the Union of Myanmar for at least ten consecutive years up to the time of his election as Pyithu Hluttaw representative;

Proviso: The official period of stay in a foreign country with the permission of the Union shall be counted as a residing period in the Union,

(d) person who possesses qualifications prescribed by the Election Law.