Myanmar : The Tatmadaw has seized executive, judicial and legislative power for a year

Gagnoncharlotte
1 min readFeb 1, 2021

The statement that was broadcast on Tatmadaw-controlled media shortly after 8am cited article 417 of the constitution, which permits a military takeover in the event of an emergency that threatens Myanmar’s sovereignty, or that could “disintegrate the Union” or “national solidarity”.

Vice President U Myint Swe, who is already a military appointee, will be Myanmar’s interim president, the statement continued. It added that the takeover was justified by the need to resolve “huge” instances of alleged fraud in the November 8 election, which the Tatmadaw said endangered the “sovereignty of the people”.

The statement also said that wide-spread protests on opposite sides of the political divide, both in support of election fraud claims and in support of the elected government, was “threatening national stability”.

Source Link : https://www.frontiermyanmar.net/en/tatmadaw-seizes-power-under-state-of-emergency-to-rule-for-a-year/

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