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Myanmar President Suu Kyi Arrested, The Army Occupied The Country

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They have taken control of the country after Myanmar's army arrested Aung San Suu Kyi.

The coup came after tensions between the government and the military escalated over an election.

After their arrest, the military announced on a TV channel that a state of emergency had been declared in the country for a year.

Aung San Suu Kyi's party won the November 2020 election. But the military alleges corruption in the vote.

The military says it is handing over power to Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Laing.

The military has ruled Myanmar until 2011. Miss Suu Kyi has been under house arrest for many years.

The first session of the newly-elected parliament was supposed to take place, but the army called on the government to adjourn the session.

Army Patrols In The Capital

Troops are patrolling the streets of the capital, Nay Pyi Town, and the capital, Yangon.

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According to the constitution, the military has the power to declare a state of emergency in the country. But it is very sad to arrest a political leader like Miss Suu Kyi.

The family members said that the soldiers took all the chief ministers of the country home and arrested them.

What Happened In The Election?

The NLD party won 83% of the seats in the November 8 election, which is seen as a public endorsement of Miss Suu Kyi's civilian government.

It was only the second election since the end of military rule in 2011.

However, the military has obstructed the election results. They have filed a complaint in the Supreme Court against the country's president and head of the Electoral Commission.

There have been fears of a military coup since allegations of electoral fraud surfaced recently. However, the country's election commission has not made this allegation.

Who Is Suu Kyi?

Aung San Suu Kyi, daughter of General Aung San, the hero of Myanmar's independence. Aung San Suu Kyi's father was killed when she was two years old. The massacre took place in 1947, just two years after gaining independence from the British colony.

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Miss Suu Kyi was once known as the beacon of human rights - as a principled human rights activist who sacrificed her freedom to challenge the ruthless military generals who have ruled Myanmar for decades.

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 and was hailed as a "unique example of the power of the powerless." He was still under house arrest.

Miss Suu Kyi spent at least 15 years in prison between 1989 and 2010.

In November 2015, for the first time in 25 years, he led the National League for Democracy (NLD) in free elections and won a landslide victory.

According to Myanmar's constitution, he could not become president because his children are foreign nationals. However, the 65-year-old Suu Kyi is well-known as a de facto leader.

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