Monday, March 24, 2008

Bhutanese Democracy

Back on New Year's day, I posted on Bhutan's move to democracy ( Today, we have the results:

THIMPHU, Bhutan - Long known as a quirky holdout from modernity, the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan ended a century of absolute monarchy Monday by electing a staunch royalist as its first prime minister. So it goes in Bhutan, possibly the first country in history where a king had to convince his people that democracy was a good idea.

Well, it's a step. They voted to replace the monarcy with royalists. Compared with the rest of the world, Bhutan looks pretty sane.

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