Myanmar

Population Statistics

56,320,206

Total Population

8,448,031

Population with a disability

according to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate

Election Dates

31
dec

Myanmar House of Nationalities 2020

2020

07 December 2011

Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (2008)

Updated: June 2015

Article 73, section (a) states:

One of the two Vice-Presidents who has won the second highest votes in the Presidential election shall serve as Acting President if the office of the President falls vacant due to his resignation, death, permanent disability or any other cause.

 

Article 73, section (f) states:

If the office of a Vice-President becomes vacant before the expiry of the term by reason of his resignation, death, permanent disability or any other cause when the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw is in session, the President shall promptly intimate the Heath of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to elect a Vice-President within seven days by the group of Hluttaw representatives concerned that elected the said Vice-President.

 

Article 303 states:

The Chief Justice of the Union and Judges of the Supreme Court of the Union shall hold office up to the age of 70 years unless one of the following occurs:…

  • (c) being found to be unable to continue to serve due to permanent disability caused by either physical or mental defect according to the findings of the medical board formed by law…

 

Article 312 states:

The Chief Justice of the High Court of the Region or State and Judges of the High Court of the Region or State shall hold office up to the age of 65 years unless one of the following occurs:…

  • (c) being found to be unable to continue to serve due to permanent disability caused by either physical or mental defect according to the findings of the medical board formed by law…

 

Excerpts from the Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (2008)

Pyithu Hluttaw Election Law (2010)

Updated: June 2015

Article 10 states:

The following persons shall not be eligible to stand for election:…

  • (c) person adjudged to be of unsound mind as provided for in the relevant law…

 

Article 11 states:

After being elected, a Hluttaw representative shall have no right to subsist as a Hluttaw representative on involvement of any of the following:…

  • (b) being adjudged to be of unsound mind as provided for in the relevant law…

 

Excerpts from the Pyithu Hluttaw Election Law (2010)

Amyotha Hluttaw Election Law (2010)

Updated: June 2015

Article 10 states:

The following persons shall not be eligible to stand for election:…

  • (c) person adjudged to be of unsound mind as provided for in the relevant law…

 

Article 11 states:

After being elected, a Hluttaw representative shall have no right to subsist as a Hluttaw representative on involvement of any of the following:…

  • (b) being adjudged to be of unsound mind as provided for in the relevant law…

 

Excerpts from the Amyotha Hluttaw Election Law (2010)

Region Hluttaw, State Hluttaw Election Law (2010)

Updated: June 2015

Article 10 states:

The following persons shall not be eligible to stand for election:…

  • (c) person adjudged to be of unsound mind as provided for in the relevant law…

 

Article 11 states:

After being elected, a Hluttaw representative shall have no right to subsist as a Hluttaw representative on involvement of any of the following:…

  • (b) being adjudged to be of unsound mind as provided for in the relevant law…

 

Excerpts from the Region Hluttaw, State Hluttaw Election Law (2010)