Myanmar’s rocky road to democracy overturned

The lengthy struggle over democracy in Myanmar has seen many celebrated achievements overturned by the military junta in order to keep their hold on power. Most recently, it took over the elected government of Myanmar in a coup d’état on the 1st of February 2021. Although this follows a long-continued pattern, a return to a full military dictatorship is a dramatic turn of events considering that, in the past 10 years, there has finally been a gradual transition to a more democratic regime.