Myanmar forms caretaker govt with Min Aung Hlaing as Prime Minister


Under the order, the new Myanmar caretaker government will be led by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing as prime minister and Vice Sen-Gen Soe Win as deputy prime minister. - AP

YANGON, Aug 1 (Bernama): Myanmar formed a Republic of the Union of Myanmar Caretaker Government, according to an order by the State Administration Council on Sunday.

Under the order, the new caretaker government will be led by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing as prime minister and Vice Sen-Gen Soe Win as deputy prime minister.

The caretaker government body comprises of union ministers, union attorney-general, permanent secretary of office of the caretaker government, according to Xinhua News Agency.

Since Feb 1, the state power has been held by Min Aung Hlaing after the declaration of state-of-emergency in Myanmar.

Min Aung Hlaing, in his televised message on Sunday, pledged to hold the multi-party general elections.

The Union Election Commission cancelled in July the results of the previous multi-party general elections held on Nov 8 last year.

The National League for Democracy won a majority of seats in both houses of the Union Parliament in the previous general elections. - Bernama

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