Myanmar has been under military rule for a long time. Until 2011, the country was under military rule. Aung San Suu Kyi spent years under house arrest. She was released after several international pressures. The NLD, led by her, won a solid victory in the 2015 general elections. Formed the government. Elections were held again in November last year, ending a five-year term. The NLD won for the second time in a row. Was able to win a majority of seats than in 2015.
Army officials have accused the government of large-scale election irregularities in November last year. Evidence and other information related to this was handed over to the Election Commission office. Election officials have launched a comprehensive investigation and they denied the allegations made by military officials saying no irregularities were reported.
Within two days of the announcement, the soldiers had taken control of the country for one year under a state of emergency.