Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Nepal's Monarchists Pessimistic

One group has had a hard time making its voice heard in the campaigning for Thursday's elections: those who want to keep Nepal's 240-year-old monarchy. BBC and NPR report.

I hope to add more thoughts on this issue once I have my own computer back from the shop. For now, it should come as no surprise to readers of this blog that I condemn absolutely the proposed abolition of the Nepalese monarchy and deny that any mistakes King Gyanendra may have made can justify such a radical step, which so many other countries have previously taken with consistently disastrous results, though it might have been a good idea for the [perhaps unjustly] unpopular king and his heir to have abdicated in favor of the young Prince Hridayendra.

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