Myanmar forms caretaker gov't with Min Aung Hlaing as prime minister

2021-08-01 09:05:21 GMT2021-08-01 17:05:21(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

YANGON, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- 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.

Since Feb. 1, the state power has been held by Sen-Gen 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. Enditem