The leader of the junta, General Min Aung Hlaing, who has been in power in Myanmar since the coup, promised today that “elections in the country will be held by August 2023.“
“We are working on establishing a democratic multi.party system,” the general said in a speech on the occasion of six months since coming to power.
On July 26, the junta annulled the results of the parliamentary elections from November 2020, which were won by the vast majority of the National League for Democracy Aung San Suu Kyi.
Military authorities claim that more than 11 million cases of fraud have been discovered, which the National League for Democracy denies.
Opposition activists said on social media today that they would “fight the dictatorship while they are alive” and a walk was held in support of political prisoners.
However, most Myanmar residents stayed at home, fearing security forces and the corona virus epidemic.