Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Govt announces two-day public holiday to celebrate republic

The government has announced public holiday on Thursday and Friday to celebrate the declaration of republic.

The first sitting of the Constituent Assembly (CA) this evening endorsed a proposal presented by the Prime Minister to implement ‘democratic republic’ by abolishing the monarchy.

Tens of thousands of people were on the streets in the capital throughout the day today to exert pressure on the CA to implement republic from the first sitting itself. Similar rallies were organised in different parts of the country

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