Myanmar’s junta chief recently announced a postponement of elections until 2023. The United Nations has issued a statement calling the decision a shift from international calls for the restoration of democracy. Edith M. Lederer had this information in the Associated Press. Here is an excerpt:
The United Nations on Monday called the Myanmar military’s election delay and extension of the state of emergency a move in the wrong direction from international calls for the restoration of democracy.
Six months after seizing power from the elected government, Myanmar’s military leader, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, declared himself prime minister Sunday and said he would lead the country during the extended emergency until elections are held in about two years.
“It’s not taking us in the right direction,” U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said when asked about the military’s announcement.
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