State of Nepal


Note: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) announced his resignation on May 4, 2009,after his attempted firing of army chief Rukmangal Katawal was blocked by President Ram Baran Yadav.At the center of the dispute was an agreement under which former Maoist militants would be permitted to join the military.As of May 19, Dahal and the Maoists were preventing veteran communist leader Madhav Kumar from forming a coalition government, demanding that Katawal not be reinstated as army chief.

Political Status: Independent monarchy established 1769; limited constitutional system promulgated December 16, 1962; constitutional monarchy proclaimed under constitution of November 9, 1990; interim constitution promulgated January 15, 2007, changing country's official name from Kingdom of Nepal to State of Nepal; monarchy ...

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