The small Asian country of Nepal just abolished its monarchy after 239 years of rule and declared itself a Republic on May 28th. KSMU's Alvin Chen sat down with a local Nepali and had his reaction to the historic change.
The monarchy in Nepal has had many problems in recent decades, including a massacre of ten royal family members in 2001. But now, the monarchy is gone completely.
Badri Adhikari is from Katmandu, the capital city of Nepal, and has been in Springfield for 4 years. Now he's a graduate student at Missouri State University, studying accounting.
He says the old monarchy didn't adapt well to global changes.
Adhikari says finding a leader to lead the new republic is the country's NO.1 priority.
He believes the political change is a good thing for both the government of Nepal and the Nepali people.
Although he says Nepal still has a long way to go, Adhikari feels positive that his country, as the latest federal democratic republic in the world, has better days ahead.