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 abolished in Nepal.
The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly, which was elected by the people of Nepal on 10 April, declared Nepal a republic a few seconds ago. In fact, the CA meeting implemented the constitutional provision that already declared Nepal a republic but gave the power to implement that decision to the first meeting of the CA.
Here is an excerpt from out post on 29 December 2007:
The Interim Parliament yesterday (28 Dec) passed a third amendment to the Interim Constitution, stating that Nepal would become a federal democratic republic after the Constituent Assembly poll. Parliament amended Article 159 of the constitution. The amendment reads: “Nepal will be a federal democratic republic.” The amendment also says the decision would be enforced by the first meeting of the Constituent Assembly.” The amendment provides for parliament, through a two-third majority, to abolish the monarchy before the CA poll if the government is convinced that the king is conspiring against the poll. The amendment also formally transfers the position of head of state to the prime minister. (Here is more.)
People who are already on the streets to celebrate the declaration of the republic from the morning are chanting slogans welcoming the decision of the CA.
Earlier in the day, before coming at the International Convention Center in New Baneshwor, top leaders of the big three parties also agreed on the rights and privileges of the President and the Vice President.
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