A Recent military coup was put in place on 1st of February 2021 in Myanmar, after the country’s military detained State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi along with President Win Myint and other members of the ruling party. The Myanmar military (also known as the Tatmadaw), took this step because they declared the November 2020 Myanmar general election results fraudulent, in which Aung San Suu Kyi won a landslide victory in 2020 Parliamentary election to form a next Government.

Myanmar’s military has handed over the power to military chief Min Aung Hlaing and declared a state of emergency for 1 year. Apart from this, former general Myint Swe would be acting president for the next year. The 2021 coup d’état is the 3rd in Myanmar’s political history. The first two was held in 1962 and 1990.

What is the coup?

Coup (coup d’état) is the removal of an existing government from power, usually through violent means.

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