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Tuesday, February 01, 2005
[Media Source*] (Xinhuanet) It appears that the Nepali King Gyanendra is dissolving the government in order to bring about a better future for the country.
"A new Cabinet will be formed under my leadership," he said. "This will restore peace and effective democracy in this country within the next three years." The king accused the government of failing to conduct parliamentary elections and being unable restore peace in the country. He also declared a state of emergency. Armored military vehicles with mounted machine guns were patrolling the streets of Katmandu, the capital, and phone lines in the city had been cut.
Nepali King Gyanendra/Photo: Xinhuanet
Read more if you desire. It gets "better" depending on your view of monarchies.
More from Xinhuanet:
The king, who is also the supreme commander of the 78,000-member Royal Nepalese Army, said "I have exercised the rights given to the crown under the present constitution and dissolved the government in the larger interests of the people." "For the larger interest of the Nepalese general public, the nation and democracy and people's fundamentals rights, we have decided to form a new government under my own chairmanship."
"All the democratic forces and political leaders should have united to protect the country's democracy," Gyanendra said in his half-hour address. "Innocent children were found massacred and the government could not achieve any important and effective results. The crown traditionally is held responsible for the protection of national sovereignty, democracy and people's right to live peacefully," he said.
Hopefully his new "government for the people" will actually be effective for the people. I normally don't endorse power being wielded by a single person, but the role of government is to provide protection for the people and hopefully the King will be able to accomplish this without eroding any rights away from the people. Selah!
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