On 2 February, 2021, another country has registered its name in the list of the military ruling nation as Aung San Suu Kyi has been put under house arrest once again by the Myanmar military junta government.
Let's take a look at what other countries are operating under military rules right now -
Mali witnessed the latest military coup in December 2012. Before that, they had a constitutional democracy holding the last election in 2007 where Alliance for Democracy and Progress held 113 of 160 seats in the assembly. Right, Mali is being ruled by President retired colonel Bah Ndaw who is working as the interim head of state. But military rule in Mali is finally going to come to an end as he is entitled to staging a nationwide election, as talks are already underway to free the co8untry from junta dictatorship.
After a deadly civil war and ongoing genocide in Darfur, Sudan is currently going through a Transitional Military Council after the government of Omar al-Bashir was overthrown in April, 2019. Sudan is also on the way to reinstalling democracy by 2022, according to their master plan.
Myanmar has been thrown into the darkness of the military dictatorship once again as this morning, the military junta arrested "The daughter of democracy" Aung San Suu Kyi and reinstated the military rule. But this is not the first time Myanmar is having the bitter taste of autocracy, in fact, their governance turned towards military dictatorship shortly after gaining independence from the British in 1948 and the coup took place in 1962 which lasted for 26 years at a stretch before holding national elections in 2010.
Apart from these, few other countries have recently been brought out from military dictatorships such as countries like Thailand, Pakistan and Libya. Although, all of them held national elections and are being governed by "institutional democracy" right now, the concealed effect of the military at the backend is still very prevalent in these nations.