In Myanmar, they announced the creation of an interim government. About it informs Xinhua News Agency with reference to the order of the State Council of the country.
According to the order, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the country, Chairman of the State Administrative Council, Min Aung Hlain, was appointed Prime Minister of Myanmar.
How transfers Associated Press, Min Aung Hlain also made a televised address in which he said that the country needed to hold new presidential elections.
“We must create the conditions for a free and fair multi-party general election,” he explained, adding that all the preparatory activities required for the election campaign should be completed by the second half of 2023.
On February 1, 2021, the Myanmar military, after detaining government leaders, declared a state of emergency in the country for one year. The military attributed the seizure of power to the inability of the country’s government to properly respond to allegations of fraud in the November elections.
As a result of this coup, the commander-in-chief of the armed forces of Myanmar, Min Aung Hlai, received all state power in the country. The incumbent President of Myanmar, Vin Myin, as well as State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior government officials were detained.
The US authorities at that time expressed serious concern about the situation. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Washington opposes any attempts to change the outcome of the country’s recent elections. She also called on the Myanmar military to release the detainees and threatened to take action.
“The United States opposes any attempt to change the outcome of the recent elections or obstruct the democratic transfer of power in Myanmar and will take action against those responsible if these steps are not reversed,” Psaki said.
Later international organization Save the Children reportedthat since the start of the coup, the military in Myanmar has killed at least 43 children between the ages of 6 and 16. In one case, a six-year-old girl was shot and killed while fleeing to her father during a raid on their home in Mandalay. In another, servicemen shot and killed a 13-year-old boy as he tried to escape from them. A one-year-old child was also wounded, who was shot in the eye with a rubber bullet.
More than 500 people were killed during the protests, according to the Association for Aid to Political Prisoners in Myanmar.
Recall that the National League for Democracy announced its victory in the elections in Myanmar on November 8, 2020. The ruling party won 396 out of 476 seats, which allowed it to form a government headed by State Councilor Aung San Suu Kyi for another five years. The military-backed Allied Solidarity and Development Party won only 33 seats.
Thereafter, the military countries publicly complained about election fraud and called on the government and the electoral commission to reconsider the results, but the electoral commission said there was no evidence of allegations of fraud.