Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Entrenched systems can be abolished as proven by Nepal

Any institutions or systems in our country fits this bill? hmmm one in particular comes to mind.

Nepal's monarchy abolished, republic declared: official

May 29, 2008 - 3:48AM-The Age, Melbourne

A constitutional assembly in Nepal on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly in favour of abolishing the Himalayan nation's 240-year-old monarchy and declaring a republic, an official announced.

"The proposal for the implementation of a republic has been passed by a majority," a senior member of the 601-member body, Kul Bahadur Gurung, told the gathering.

He said 560 members of the Constituent Assembly voted in favour, with just four opposed.

Nepal's fiercely-republican Maoists, who fought for 10 years to oust unpopular King Gyanendra and create a republic, won the largest single bloc of seats in the assembly in April elections.

The meeting is the culmination of a 2006 peace deal between the country's mainstream political parties and the rebels that brought to an end a civil war, which killed at least 13,000 people.

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