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Myanmar army says carried out detentions in response to election fraud

Myanmar military vehicles are seen inside City Hall in Yangon, Myanmar February 1, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

(Reuters) - Myanmar’s army declared a state of emergency on Monday as it said it carried out detentions of senior government leaders in response to fraud during last year’s general election.

A video address broadcast on military-owned television said power had been handed to the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.

Reporting by Poppy Elena McPherson; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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