Nepal is Declared a Republic!!!

The proposal to declare Nepal a republic is passed by 560 vs 4 votes. [Here is the minute by minute account of the first meeting of the CA.] Remove former king and his secretariat from the Narayanhitti palace within 15 days; the CA meeting directs the government. The 240-year-old institution of monarchy is formally abolishedContinue reading “Nepal is Declared a Republic!!!”

Historic Session of Constituent Assembly Begins in Nepal

Now (23:32), K B Gurung convenes another meeting of the CA tomorrow at 11 AM. The first meeting is over. Now (23:25), K B Gurung declares the proposal passed. He also tables a proposal to direct the government to remove the former king and his secretariat withing 15 days. This proposal is passed by theContinue reading “Historic Session of Constituent Assembly Begins in Nepal”

People on Streets to Welcome the Declaration of Republic

Update: (21:19 hours) The first meeting of the CA has begun. Soi Dhole Soi, Ganatantra Khoi? Thousands of jubilant people have hit the streets chanting slogans that hail Nepal as a republic country as the Constituent Assembly is about to declare Nepal a republic. People who have gathered in New Baneswor where the first meetingContinue reading “People on Streets to Welcome the Declaration of Republic”

Aftermath of Nepal’s CA: By Hook or Crook

By The Conflict Study Center [More credit at the end] The unexpected results of historic Constituent Assembly (CA) elections have invigorated the CPN (Maoist), now the largest political party, on the one hand, and have enervated the former power holders, the NC in particular. Moreover, the results gave a mandate for transformation of the governmentContinue reading “Aftermath of Nepal’s CA: By Hook or Crook”

Nepal Awaits To Be the REPUBLIC of Nepal

I am writing these lines on the second hour of the day (that is 28 May 2008) that is expected to be a historic. Nepal, a 240-year-old monarchy, will formally be declared a republic today by the first sitting of the Constituent Assembly. The CA will meet in New Baneshwor’s International Convention Center that hasContinue reading “Nepal Awaits To Be the REPUBLIC of Nepal”