Bangkok (VNA) – Myanmar's State Administration Council (SAC) announced on August 1 the formation of a caretaker government with army chief Senior Gen Min Aung Hlaing as its prime minister.
According to the SAC's order, the government will rule until the next general election in the latter half of 2023. Vice Senior Gen Soe Win is set to serves as deputy prime minister.
In a televised speech, Min Aung Hlaing pledged to hold a free and fair multiparty general election by August 2023 at the latest.
He also said his administration would work with any special envoy named by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
ASEAN foreign ministers was scheduled to meet virtually on August 2 to finalise the selection of a special envoy to Myanmar, Brunei news site The Scoop reported, citing Brunei's second minister of foreign affairs Erywan bin Pehin Yusof.
Myanmar fell into a political stalemate on February 1 after the military arrested government leaders, regional and state governors and senior members of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party./.
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