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Nepal's Government Consider Limits On Monarch's Power

  • VOA Bangla

Nepal's new parliament is considering the issuance of a proclamation that will take away some of the power and privileges of the king. Officials say proposals for inclusion in the document, such as requiring the king to pay taxes, are being drafted and will be presented to parliament for approval.

King Gyanendra reinstated parliament and gave up absolute power last month after pro-democracy demonstrations continued for 19 days. Twenty-one people were killed during the unrest.

The government is now preparing to return to talks with Maoist rebels aimed at ending a decade-long insurgency that has killed 13-thousand people.

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