Myanmar | The Myanmar military junta says it will hold elections in two years at the latest

By August 2023, the state of emergency is also promised to end. The country has been in a confusing state since February, when the junta seized power.

Myanmar the head of the military junta announced on sunday that elections will be held in the country and the state of emergency will end by August 2023.

The news agency AFP and the British newspaper, among others, report on the matter The Guardian.

Myanmar has been in turmoil since the military junta seized power in February and imprisoned the leader Aung San Suu Kyin.

According to the local organization, more than 900 people have already died in the unrest following the coup, such as the violently repressed demonstrations.

Juntan leader, general Min Aung Hlaing said in a televised speech, according to AFP, the emergency arrangements will be completed by August 2023.

“I swear I will hold multi-party elections,” he added.

The general’s announcement means that the military junta should be in power in Myanmar for nearly two and a half years. Back in February, the military junta said it would hold power for a year.

At the time, it justified its power by accusing massive electoral fraud of the 2020 election, in which Aung San Suu Kyi’s party won a crushing victory.

General Min Aung Hlaing also said that Myanmar is ready to cooperate with any special envoy appointed by ASEAN, the Southeast Asian Cooperation Organization.

In April, the junta agreed to a five-point “agreement” with ASEAN. It called for an end to the violence, political negotiations and the appointment of a regional special envoy.

In addition to the unrest, the country has been shaken by a coronavirus that the military junta has miserably managed to treat. Many doctors and nurses have been pro-democracy at the forefront of strikes.

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