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Myanmar Military Says Will Return Power After Free, Fair Election

FILE PHOTO: Myanmar Commander in Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/File Photo

FILE PHOTO: Myanmar Commander in Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/File Photo

Commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing had pledged to practice 'the genuine discipline-flourishing multiparty democratic system' in a fair manner.

Myanmar's military said on Monday a free and fair election would be held and it would hand power to the winning party, after it seized control of the country, citing a flawed ballot last year.

In an article on an official military website summarising a meeting of the new junta, it said commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing had pledged to practice "the genuine discipline-flourishing multiparty democratic system" in a fair manner.

It gave no timeframe for elections, but earlier said its state of emergency would last one year.

first published:February 01, 2021, 16:06 IST