Myanmar's military ruler declares himself Prime Minister, pledges to hold elections by 2023

General Min Aung Hlaing attends the 9th Moscow Conference on International Security on June 23, 2021.

Myanmar's military ruler Min Aung Hlaing has taken on the role of Prime Minister in a newly formed caretaker government, state media reported on Sunday, six months after the army seized power from a civilian government.

In a speech on Sunday, Min Aung Hlaing repeated a pledge to hold elections by 2023 and said his administration was ready to work with a future regional envoy on Myanmar.
The announcement and speech came exactly six months after the army seized power February 1 from a civilian government follo