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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar shadow government condemns army ruler for taking PM role

Coup opponents call caretaker administration and vote 'sheep's skin on a wolf'

Myanmar's military ruler, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, announces he is becoming prime minister on Aug. 1, six months after the army seized power. He pledged to hold elections by 2023.     © Reuters

Members of a shadow government set up by opponents of Myanmar's coup condemned on Monday the country's military ruler for taking on the role of prime minister in a caretaker government and said the move was designed to try to win legitimacy.

Military ruler Min Aung Hlaing made the announcement in a speech on Sunday, six months after the army seized power by overthrowing an elected government led by Aung San Suu Kyi.

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