Now that Myanmar’s generals have ousted Aung San Suu Kyi, they must figure out how to beat her in an election.

Coup leader Min Aung Hlaing said Monday he would revamp the election commission and hold a “free and fair” vote once the state of emergency expires in a year. He justified the military takeover by alleging widespread fraud in a November election in which Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy won more than 80% of available seats.

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