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Bhutan Moves toward Democracy

Posted March. 25, 2008 01:17,   


The Himalayan hermit kingdom of Bhutan held its first parliamentary election yesterday in ushering in democracy. The Oxford-educated King Jigme Khesar Wangchuck has decided to end the country’s century-long-monarchy. In the Bhutanese capital of Thimbu, voters with IDs line up in front of a polling station.