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The House of Representatives is the lower house of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the bicameral legislature of Burma (Myanmar). It consists of 440 members of which 330 are directly elected and 110 appointed by the Myanmar Armed Forces. The last elections to the Pyithu Hluttaw were held in November 2010. At its first meeting on 31 January 2011, Thura Shwe Mann was elected Speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw.

About Myanmar Parliament

The Myanmar Parliament is modelled after the Westminster system of parliamentary democracy where Members of Parliament are voted in at regular General Elections.

The leader of the political party that secures the majority of seats in Parliament will be asked by the President to become the Prime Minister (PM). The PM will then select his Ministers from elected MPs to form the Cabinet. When the new Parliament meets for the first time, the Speaker will be elected followed by the oath taking of Members. The "life" of each Parliament is 5 years from the date of its first sitting after a General Election. General Elections must be held within 3 months of the dissolution of Parliament. 

Links from this page will lead you to information about the work undertaken by our Parliament, its various Select Committees and the people who participate in its processes.

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw comprises of the following two Hluttaws :

(a) in accord with the provisions of Section 109, the Pyithu Hluttaw formed with not more than 330 Pyithu Hluttaw representatives elected on the basis of township as well as population and not more than 110 Pyithu Hluttaw representatives being the Defence Services Personnel nominated by the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services;

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;

Amyotha Hluttaw

The Amyotha Hluttaw shall be formed with a maximum of 224 Hluttaw representatives as follows :
(a) 168 Amyotha Hluttaw representatives elected in an equal number of 12 representatives from each Region or State inclusive of relevant Union territories and including one representative from each Self-Administered Division or Self-Administered Zone;