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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Nepal's King Says He Will Yield Power to Parties

From the Washington Post:

In an emergency television address, King Gyanendra declared Friday that he would hand power to Nepal's main political parties, following 16 days of often-violent protests that have brought the Himalayan country to a standstill.
The king broke days of silence in an effort to calm a street movement that has gained momentum in the face of mass arrests and rushes by baton-wielding police, drawing support from diverse sectors of Nepalese society. Many young protesters demand nothing less than the abdication of Gyanendra, who assumed absolute power 14 months ago.

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--Tom Hayes


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