What Kind of Government Does Nepal Have?


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Nepal's government is a federal democratic republic. This newest form of government replaces the previous monarchy, which Parliament voted to remove in 2007.

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What Kind of Government Does Nepal Have?
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The current head of state, or president, is Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, and the vice president is Parmanand Jha. In late 1990, King Birendra declared a new constitution and introduced Nepal to a multiparty parliamentary democracy. In 2006, King Gyanendra relinquished his duties and reinstated Parliament. The following year, Parliament voted to become a federal democratic republic, doing away with its monarchy in the process. In 2008, the Constituent Assembly voted to get rid of the monarchy, completing the transition to a republic.

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