2018 Myanmar presidential election
The election was the first by-election presidential election held under the 2008 constitution.
Win Myint was elected president.
Electoral system change
Under the 2008 constitution, Myanmar has a President, and two Vice-Presidents. They are elected by the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the national legislature.
The Presidential Electoral College is made up of three committees:
- The directly elected MPs from Pyithu Hluttaw (330).
- The directly elected MPs from Amyotha Hluttaw (168).
- The military appointees in both chambers (166).
Win Myint was nominated by the committee from Pyithu Hluttaw. He was a member of that house from the Tamwe Township. He was also the Speaker. Thaung Aye, a member of the Pyithu Hluttaw from the Pyawbwe Township, was nominated by the USDP.
The nomination election occurred on 23 March 2018.
|Win Myint||National League for Democracy||273||91.00|
|Thaung Aye||Union Solidarity and Development Party||27||9.00|
Seven Pyithu Hluttaw seats were vacant.
- Swe was the 1st Vice-President at the time of the election. He was nominated by the Tatmadaw at the 2016 election, and was therefore automatically a candidate.