Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
Disclaimer: The Parliamentary Library does not warrant the accuracy of closed captions. These are derived automatically from the broadcaster's signal.
Nepalis celebrate end of protests -

View in ParlViewView other Segments

(generated from captions) in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu There have been celebrations gave in to democracy protests after the country's embattled king and reinstated parliament. demonstrations and a general strike, In more than two weeks of and hundreds have been injured. at least 12 people have been killed parliament to sit this week, The new agreement paves the way for to consider a new constitution. and for a national body to be set up from Kathmandu, But as Shane McLeod reports with the resolution. not everyone is happy and violence, After 2.5 weeks of protests bowed to public pressure. Nepal's embattled King finally

(Speaks Nepali) through this proclamation, TRANSLATION: We, the House of Representatives, reinstate

which was dissolved on May 22, 2002. The late-night television announcement sparked immediate celebrations. The whole Nepal, we are very much happy, that's why we are come in the middle of the night and we are celebrating that goal - what we've achieved, right now. Though many people have sacrificed their lives for the achievement of this goal and we are very much happy for that. demand of political party leaders Reinstating parliament was a key of protest against the King. who've driven the campaign named a candidate The party leaders have already for prime minister. with plans for elections They'll now press ahead to draw up a new constitution. and a constituent assembly for the new government But a more pressing challenge with Maoist rebels. will be negotiating two days ago, They asserted their power again on government facilities with a daring raid in a town east of Kathmandu. has issued a statement The Maoists leader, Prachanda, decision to accept the King's offer describing the 7-party leaders' as another historic mistake. The resolution of the stand-off with the King didn't stop a planned protest march through the streets of the capital. (Speaks Nepali) TRANSLATION: There has to be a complete change in the government from His Majesty's administration and we won't be satisfied till we name a completely new government. Nepal's restored parliament is due to sit this Friday. Shane McLeod, Lateline.