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Nepal King subverted democracy: restore democracy, declares

[b]Nepal King subverted democracy: restore democracy, declares U.S.[/b]

By Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

[b]Washington, D.C., 25 April (Asiantribune.com):[/b] "The (Nepal) king has subverted the democratic process. It has been a failure. And it's important that the democratic process and the rule of law be restored, and that you move from autocratic one-man rule to rule by elected representatives of the people," said United States State Department deputy spokesman Adam Ereli at an April 24 briefing in Washington.

As the Nepal's political crisis deepens, Erali came before the Washington press corps to announce the U.S. call on King Gyanendra to handover power to the country’s seven political parties to form a government.

He said the U.S. wants the King to transfer power to the political parties, but the State Department spokesman said "that doesn’t necessarily mean abdicating."

Then came the tough question from a journalist : "And can you tell me on what basis – like, for instance, what is the U.S. stake in this – on what basis is the U.S. so freely giving another country advice on how to run a government?"

The State Department deputy spokesman Adam Ereli responding said, "This is a question of responding to what is clearly the people’s will."

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