Nepal King Returns Power to People
After weeks of violent protests and brutal suppression of same, Nepal’s King Gyanendra has abruptly shifted course and will now turn power over to the political parties.
Nepal’s King Gyanendra said on Friday he was handing over power to political parties and asked them to recommend a new prime minister. “Executive power of the kingdom of Nepal, which was in our safekeeping, shall from this day be returned to the people,” he said in Nepali in an address to the nation. “We ask the seven-party alliance to recommend the name for the post of prime minister at the earliest.”
Surprising and excellent news. It will be interesting to get the back story to this.