May 28, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
The 601-member Nepalese Constituent Assembly voted Wednesday to abolish the country's monarchy and establish a republic. The decision gives King Gyanendera fifteen days to abandon the royal palace in the capital Kathmandu, and declares him to be an ordinary citizen. Wednesday's vote finali... ...[read more]
May 26, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
Security officials in Nepal banned protests and rallies near the royal palace and the residence of King Gyanendra on Monday, in anticipation of Wednesday's expected abolition of the Nepalese monarchy. Nepal's interim parliament voted in December 2007 to abolish the monarchy of as a part of a... ...[read more]
April 12, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski
The Communist Party of Nepal- Maoists (CPN-M) has won 27 constituencies where vote counting has been completed in the election for Nepal's Constituent Assembly, election officials said Saturday. The 601 member assembly will be in charge of drafting a new constitution, which is seen as marking... ...[read more]
December 28, 2007
by Steve Czajkowski
The interim parliament in Nepal voted Friday to end the nearly 240-year-old monarchy and to turn the nation into a republic. The vote supported an agreement reached earlier this week by representatives of Nepal's leading political parties to abolish the country's monarchy as part of a plan t... ...[read more]
December 24, 2007
by Dennis Zawacki II
Representatives of Nepal's leading political parties signed an agreement Sunday that would abolish the country's monarchy as part of a plan to bring members of Communist Party of Nepal- Maoists (CPN-M) back into the country's government. The agreement contemplates calling a special asse... ...[read more]
October 11, 2007
by Alexis Unkovic
Members of parliament in Nepal opened debate at a special session Thursday to address the status of King Gyanendra and the Nepalese monarchy. The Communist Party of Nepal- Maoists (CPN-M) reiterated their desire for the monarchy to be dissolved immediately. The party announced September 18 that ...[read more]
September 18, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
The Communist Party of Nepal- Maoists (CPN-M) announced Tuesday that it is vacating the interim government and boycotting future elections until its demands for parliament to immediately declare the country a federal democratic republic were met. Senior members of the Maoist party, who say that ...[read more]
May 14, 2007
by D. Wes Rist
Leadership within the Communist Party of Nepal- Maoists (CPN-M) has called on Nepal's interim parliament to immediately declare the country a federal democratic republic. CPN-M leadership formed a human protest chain through the parliament building on Sunday which police say was long enough to... ...[read more]
January 14, 2007
by Ryan Olden
Former Maoist insurgents are preparing to enter their first session of parliament in Nepal after the Nepalese cabinet approved a draft interim constitution on Sunday. The party will hold roughly twenty-five percent of seats in the temporary parliament, which is set to pass the interim constitution ...[read more]
November 1, 2006
by Kiran Chapagain
A UN human rights body has called the Communist Party of Nepal Maoists (CPN-M) to stop its parallel law enforcement activities, which has resulted into serious human rights abuses in Nepal recently. OHCHR-Nepal calls again on the CPN-M leadership to stop all parallel... ...[read more]

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