Opponents of Myanmar’s junta set up national unity government

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    Opponents of Myanmar’s junta on Friday announced the formation of a national unity government, which includes ousted lawmakers, members of ethnic minority groups and figures in the anti-coup protest, according to a video statement read out on Public Voice Television. 

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