1. On February 1st 2021, the Myanmar military (Tatmadaw) seized power and arrested National League for Democracy (NLD) leaders including State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and President U Win Myint, who won the 2020 democratic general election. As a consequence we Karen must conclude that all democratization processes, the 2008 constitution, the centralized peace process, and the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) and its mechanisms have been rendered null.
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