Monarchy abolished in Nepal
Thursday, May 29, 2008
The Nepal recently voted to abolish its monarchy, with a large majority supporting the vote in parliament. "The Nepalese people have been freed from centuries of feudal tradition and the doors have now opened for a radical social and economic transformation," said a government spokesperson, commenting on the decision., elected on April 10, in
The former king,, has been given two weeks to leave his palace. Authorities say that he will be forced out if he fails to leave during that period of time.
The Nepalese president,, also commented on the move: "Today is the day when my dreams have been realized and similarly the dreams of the nation have perhaps also been realized."
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