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Statement regarding on the Second Anniversary of 2020 General Election

8 November 2022

1.  It has been two years since the 2020 multiparty general election was conducted in a credible and transparent manner. Even facing the COVID-19 pandemic, over 71 percent of valid voters actively voted in accordance with democratic norms. The election observers from international and local also recognized the election as a free and fair one. 

2.  In 2020 elections, 1,117 out of 1,171 constituencies were successfully held for Pyithu Hluttaw, Amyotha Hluttaw and State or Region Hluttaws. There were a large number of candidates from the diverse political parties and independents as 5,639 individuals in total. Observers, independent media and representatives for voting stations of political parties and candidates were also allowed to observe voting processes and to exercise the right to access information at the election day. 

3.  Although people showed their strong desire in the multiparty election to uphold and strengthen democracy in the country, the rebel leader Min Aung Hlaing and his military group wrongly accused that the election had electoral fraud and committed high treason by overthrowing the civilian government led by President U Win Myint and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi with using arm forces. 

4.  Since the illegal coup, the military junta has continued its brutal campaign of violence against Myanmar population, arbitrary arrests the innocent civilian including the elected representatives, shooting on the streets, killing at military interrogation centers, burning homes and villages, forcing to fled, launching systematic air attacks on unarmed population including young children and women. 

5.  In order to have impunity and to avoid accountability for their brutal crimes, the terrorist military is trying to twist the citizens and the internationals with a sham election they have planned as their exit strategy from the coup.  As respecting the rule of law and the will of the people of Myanmar, states in the world and political parties in the country are deeply urged to deny military so-called election and not to cooperate with the rebel military group for such fake election. 

6.  We, the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, will continue our efforts to heavily punish military leaders and their alliances who are responsible for breaking the laws and committing inhumane crimes, and will cooperate with democracy and ethnic revolutionary forces in order to build a federal democratic union in the future where human rights, rule of law, freedom, justice and peace are wholly granted for all citizens.

The Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw

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