After seizing power, Myanmar military promises new election in a year

Myanmar’s military on Monday pledged the country would hold fresh elections in one year, shortly after arresting de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and seizing power in a coup. Speaking via the military-owned broadcaster Myawaddy, military representatives said the army would uphold “discipline-flourishing democracy” and allow the winner of the election to take power. The army has declared a year-long state of emergency and appointed former general Myint Swe as acting president, who has handed control to commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing. Suu Kyi and numerous other government officials, along wi…

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