Bullets over ballots

Bullets over ballots
Rebel Pepper/RFA

Myanmar junta leader Min Aung Hlaing told Russian media that promised nationwide elections may not be possible until peace and stability are restored. Myanmar’s military overthrew the civilian-led government in a February 2021 coup, citing unproven claims of voter fraud in an election the military-backed party lost badly.

The coup plunged the country of 55 million people into chaos, with citizens forming anti-junta militias and joining forces with ethnic armies in an alliance that has inflicted repeated military defeats on the junta army.


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