Myanmar junta says protests against its rule are dwindling

(Reuters) – Myanmar’s military junta said on Friday that a protest campaign against its rule was dwindling since people wanted peace, while 18 ambassadors to the country called in a joint statement for the restoration of democracy. The junta will hold elections within two years and hand over power to the elected government, military spokesman Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun told a news conference in the capital, Naypyitaw. It was the first timeframe the junta has given for elections since it ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi on Feb. 1. Government ministries and banks will resume …

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