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Myanmar’s National League for Democracy called Tuesday for the release of de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, President Win Myint and other party leaders.

The statement posted on Facebook comes a day after the military seized control of the country while detaining senior politicians.

Streets were quiet Tuesday, with phone and internet services running again and banks reopened.

The military said its seizure, set to last one year, was necessary because the government had not acted on claims of voter fraud in November elections that were overwhelmingly won by the NLD. A new session of parliament had been due to begin Monday.

International expressions of concern about the military’s action were widespread, with multiple governments urging the military to respect the democratic process and release the detained officials. U.S. President Joe Biden threatened to impose sanctions.

“The United States will stand up for democracy wherever it is under attack,” Biden said in a statement.”

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