Friday, April 11, 2008

Nepal Elections

We would be remiss if we did not mention that Wednesday was an historic day in Nepal as they held elections to re-write the constitution, elect a new constituent assembly, and formally abolish the 240-year-old monarchy.

At Sam's House, the didis took turns going to the voting booth so they could each participate in this momentous day.

Here are a few articles:




VOA (with some audio)

Many Nepalis still harbor doubts about what the election will accomplish, remembering the level of hardship and bloodshed that preceded this day. There is still a large amount of skepticism between the Maoists and other political parties, but everyone hopes for the best.


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