Nepal abolishes monarchy

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Kathmandu, May 28 (UNI) The 240-year-old monarchy in Nepal was abolished today and the Himalayan Kingdom has been declared a Federal Democratic Republic at the first meeting of its Constituent Assembly (CA) held at the Birendra International Convention Centre.

Not a single vote was in favour of the monarchy as all the 575 members of the CA (26 members to be nominated by the parties later) voted in favour of the abolition of the monarchy.

However, there were three members, who supported the monarchy, but they also voted for its abolition, in favour of the declaration of Republic.

Presenting the proposal to abolish the monarchy and declare Nepal a Republic, Home Minister Krishna Prasad Sitaula said all the laws related to the monarchy and the royal families have been cancelled from today.

When the proposal was tabled, all the members voted to abolish the monarchy.

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