By Alex Steblinina. At least 30,000 supporters of Nepal’s main political parties gathered in the capital on Monday to mark the beginning of new political direction.
People marched though Katmandu and gathered at the rally ground in the heart of city, the AP reports.
People gathered to hear the leader’s speech, police said. No violence was reported.
The government announced last week that polls to elect a Constituent Assembly to map the country's political future will be held on April 10. The election is a key part of the Himalayan nation's peace process, which saw communist rebels (Maoists) give up a decade-long armed revolt.
Both government and Maoists agreed last month to abolish the centuries-old monarchy immediately after the elections.
In 1996, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) started a bid to replace the parliamentary system with a socialist republic. This has led to the Nepal Civil War in the deaths of more than 12,000. On
Following the 2006 democracy movement, the king agreed to relinquish the sovereign power back to the people and reinstated the dissolved House of Representatives on