Win Myint was born in the city of Danubyu in south-western Myanmar on November 8, 1951.
He graduated from the Rangoon Arts and Science University, where he obtained a bachelor's degree in geology.
In the 1980s, Win Myint studied law, after which he started to work as a lawyer at the Supreme Court of Myanmar in 1985.
In 1988, he became a member of the National League for Democracy. The same year he was arrested for participation in the so-called 8888 Uprising nationwide demonstration, which received its name from the date of the event, August 8, 1988.
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In 2010, Win Myint became a member of the National League for Democracy's central executive committee.
In 2012, he was elected as a member of Myanmar's parliament, with his re-election having taken place in 2015.
From 2016 to 2018, Win Myint served as the speaker of the country's lower house.
On March 21, 2018 he resigned as speaker in order to run in the presidential election.
#Myanmar Lower House Parliament MPs put forth name of former speaker, Win Myint, as a nominee in the running to become next President. #President Htin Kyaw resigned on March 21 saying he wants to take a rest from his duties pic.twitter.com/khRZgANYYh— May Wong (@MayWongCNA) March 23, 2018
On March 28, Win Myint was elected as Myanmar's new president with 403 votes in favor from 636 lawmakers.
#Myanmar #Parliament speaker officially announced that Win Myint is the winner of 3 candidates and is the new #President pic.twitter.com/qKpCcdydzr— May Wong (@MayWongCNA) March 28, 2018