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Nepal Ends Monarchy

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Bloomberg.com: India & Pakistan

May 29 (Bloomberg) — Nepalese lawmakers voted to abolish the nation’s 240-year-old monarchy, concluding a more than decade-long struggle by communist former rebels to install a republic in the Himalayan country. Members of the Constituent Assembly cheered and applauded as the motion to proclaim a republic was backed by 560 votes to 4 late yesterday, the United Nations Mission in Nepal said.

It will be interesting to see how the balance of power fluctuates where religion is concerned, as well.

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Author: Bill

Birder, cat-lover, pilot, poet. Former lounge lizard, pauper, pagan, lifeguard, chauffeur,cop and martial artist, turned pacifist addiction writer. Tries to be a good husband, father and brother, and makes a decent friend. Likes to take pictures. Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

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