Let's pretend it's 2002 again

Wednesday June 2, 2004 · Flavio Grassi

In a surprise move, King Gyanendra appointed Sher Bahadur Deuba, as the new Prime Minister with full executive powers. Deuba is the same PM that the king fired two years ago for “incompetence” taking onto himself executive powers.

My opinion: this is a painful setback for Gyanendra and probably originates in New Dehli more than in Kathmandu. Nepal is the only Hindu kingdom in the world and the recently defeated Indian Prime Minister, the Hindu nationalist Vajpayee was quite benevolent toward Gyanendra’s traditionalism. Not so the Congress Party now back in power.


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