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Monday, September 26, 2005

Nepal's King Pledges Elections

As an update to a previous post, Nepal's King gave a speech at the UN in which he said elections could be held as early as next spring. Protests have been widespread in Nepal after the King has retained absolute control over the country. Click here to read the article from the New York Times. Earlier this month, Congress chose to withhold aid to the country because of its recent human rights record. We'll see if Nepal has meaningful elections soon and whether American aid can flow back to the country.

--Tom Hayes


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