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Why did the army overthrow Aung San Suu Kyi?

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The incidents drew strong condemnation from the international community. Army returns to power in Burma After leading on Monday A coup, The real head of the civilian government was arrested Aung San Suu Kyi, Declared a state of emergency for a year. But this is not surprising, as rumors of a coup have intensified in recent days, and the political situation has been very tense since the last assembly elections in November.

The army contested an election defeat

In a November 8 vote, the Burmese military threatened to use force, in which the military-created party suffered a crushing defeat, with candidates winning only 33 of the 476 seats in the legislature, less than 10 percent. At the same time, Aung San Suu Kyi’s movement won 80% of the deputies.

Thus, a tidal wave, in the form of a public outcry for the “Lady of Rangoon” and in the form of a pamphlet for politically weak soldiers. Without the slightest evidence, a massive fraud was committed and the Chief of Staff personally and publicly questioned the results, demanding that the ballots be recounted. A request was rejected by the Election Commission.

So just hours before the new parliament was to be sworn in, troops intervened Monday morning and arrested all civilian ministers in the government. They declared a state of emergency that would transfer legislative, administrative, and judicial powers to the head of the defense staff.

The beginning of recent years was still terrible

If the military approved the formation of this civilian government in 2016, they did so after 50 years of dictatorship, in the face of heavy international pressure, to lift the lifting embargo that is squeezing the country’s economy. They endured the formation of a partial civilian government led by their main rival, Aung San Suu Kyi. They had been under house arrest for more than 15 years.

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The inauguration was huge as the army retained the vice president, three major government ministries and 25% of the seats in the legislature. Her calculation was that by allowing the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner to rule, but without a leap of power, the great capital of her popularity would eventually be exhausted. The results of the last assembly election proved counterproductive, prompting the military to react violently.

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