Coup d’état in Myanmar: Power in the country has gone to the military

Coup d'état in Myanmar: Power in the country has gone to the military

In Myanmar, the military detained the country’s president and head of government. Several other representatives of the ruling party were also arrested.

The military declared a state of emergency in the country for one year and sent troops into the cities. In particular, soldiers have positioned themselves around the city hall of the major city of Yangon. Representatives of the army claim that the results of the parliamentary elections are rigged. According to Xinhua news agency, after the coup, all power is now in the hands of the commander-in-chief of the troops, and the vice president has been appointed acting president.

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The country now has no communication or Internet service in some places. Some state television channels have been cut off.