Thursday, May 29, 2008

a farewell to kings

Not every day a country votes to get rid of its royal family. But that has happened in Nepal, whose parliament voted 560-4 to get rid of King Gyanendra and the monarchy.

Hard to muster much sympathy for Gynanendra. He has been a poor leader since the 2001 massacre of the previous king and much of the royal family by the crown prince.

It surprises me that this is the first monarchy to be ended since the Shah of Iran went down in 1979.


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