Military coup in Myanmar: what just happened?

On 1 February, Myanmar's military detained the country's president and put a former army officer serving as vice president in his stead. The new president declared a state of emergency, handing government to the military for the next year. The takeover prevented a new legislature dominated by the National League for Democracy, which won an election last November, from sitting.

Updated:  7 October 2016/Responsible Officer:  Director, Myanmar Research Centre/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team