Tuesday, March 29, 2005

DEMOCRACY IS ON THE MARCH - BHUTAN JOINS THE FAMILY OF DEMOCRATIC NATIONS

The bell of freedom and democracy is ringing all over the world and South Asia is in focus this time. Bhutan plans to join the group of free nations in the world. The small Himalayan Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan unveiled its first draft Constitution on 28th March, which aims to establish a two-party democracy, said the kingdom's Ministry of Information. Bhutan has been an absolute monarchy since 1907 when the grandfather of current King Singye Wangchuk was crowned with British support.