June 4, 2001 |
With the second declaration of a Nepali king's death in just four days, public anger and confusion intensified today and stone-throwing demonstrators took to the streets demanding to know the truth behind the slayings of Nepal's royal family. In an emergency meeting, the state council confirmed that King Dipendra had officially been declared dead early this morning. The council proclaimed Dipendra's uncle, Prince Gyanendra, who had been acting king, the new monarch.
March 19, 2000 |
The man who helped lead Nepal to democracy a decade ago was chosen Saturday to be the nation's next prime minister--the fourth time that he has headed the Himalayan nation's chaotic government. Girija Prasad Koirala was picked by his Nepali Congress party in Parliament to lead the new government, beating Shir Bahadur Deuba--also a former prime minister--by a vote of 69 to 43. The Nepali Congress has 113 members in the lower house of parliament.
October 5, 1997 |
The 6-month-old government of Prime Minister Lokendra Bahadur Chand resigned after he lost a vote of confidence in parliament. The opposition Nepali Congress accused the government of failing to bring law and order to the Himalayan constitutional monarchy, and of failing to control a radical Maoist movement that started last year. Chand is the third prime minister in three years to be ousted. The Nepali Congress and the rebel faction of Chand's party are expected to try to form a new
September 12, 1995 |
King Birendra appointed a centrist as the new prime minister to succeed a Communist who lost his office after a parliamentary no-confidence vote. Sher Bahadur Deuba of the Nepali Congress Party was charged with forming the Himalayan Hindu kingdom's first coalition government. Officials said Deuba was expected to be sworn in today and to announce a Cabinet later in the day.
September 11, 1995 |
Parliament ousted the Communist government that has led this small Himalayan nation for nine months, heralding a transfer of power away from Marxism. The main opposition party, the Nepali Congress, introduced a no-confidence motion last week that passed, 107 to 88. Prime Minister Man Mohan Adhikari, 74, sent his resignation to King Birendra, who accepted it and asked him to remain in office until ministers are chosen to replace him.
June 14, 1995 |
Nepal's King Birendra dismissed Parliament at the request of Communist Prime Minister Man Mohan Adhikari, who wished to avoid a confidence vote his coalition government was expected to lose. Adhikari will lead a caretaker government until Nov. 23 elections. Three opposition parties said they would challenge the constitutionality of the king's decision in court.