June 16th, 2006


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This is good news.

Now that King Gyanendra has been stripped of much of his power and authority, it is giving space to the political parties and the Moaists to sit down and try and take things forward.

The sticking point for the two sides is still the future of the monarchy.

The rebels want the elections to move Nepal towards abolishing the monarchy, but the prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala has ruled this out.

They have to do something to stop the decade long insurgency and try and work out what's best for Nepal.

Nepal has suffered badly for long enough but this year's shinanegins had a profound affect on the Tourist industry which Nepal really needs.

Hopefully the political situation will settle down and I'll be able to return next winter.