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Nepal proclaims the Republic

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The new Constituent Assembly of Nepal proclaimed today, in its first session, the establishment of the Republic in the country of the Himalayas.

A total of 560 members of the Assembly voted in favor of the resolution by which the Monarchy was abolished, while only the four representatives of the monarchical party spoke out. Lighter, the water!

In the surroundings of the headquarters of the Assembly thousands of people have gathered during the day to celebrate the abolition of the Nepalese monarchy after its 240 years of history.

From my stay in Nepal I keep numerous memories; Kathmandu, the gigantic mountains, the pure water he drank without fear during the trekkings for Pokhara (something I thanked after spending two months in India drinking bottled water), the smell of lush vegetation and wet stone, and above all, the humility and simplicity of a strong, robust and struggling people, who was not resigned to a Monarchy that reigned under the shadow of crime, doubt and illegality.

I was in Varanasi when I decided to travel to Nepal disregarding the recommendations of several Hindu newspapers that daily echoed the continuing revolts carried out by the maoist guerrilla and his constant struggle against a monarchy that he considered unfair and murderous.

Today all this is history and the establishment of the desired Republic it may be the beginning of a new era for the Nepalese people; a new era in which peace, well-being and justice reign and in which I hope that its rulers dedicate body and soul to govern in the only way I consider legitimate, to govern BY and FOR the People.

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