Line of succession to the former Nepalese throne

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The line of succession to the Nepalese throne was determined by absolute primogeniture. This meant that the eldest child of the monarch, regardless of gender inherited the throne. In 2006 the Nepalese government proposed adopting absolute primogeniture.[1] The House of Representatives subsequently approved the bill. As per the amended law, a Special Committee under the Prime Minister was to take decisions to the accession to the throne, which had to be passed by the parliament.[2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

The line of succession immediately before the abolition of the monarchy was as follows:

  1. Paras, Crown Prince of Nepal (born 1971)
  2. Prince Hridayendra of Nepal (born 2002)
  3. Princess Purnika of Nepal (born 2000)
  4. Princess Kritika of Nepal (born 2003)
  5. Princess Prerana of Nepal (born 1978)
  6. Parthav Bahadur Singh (born 2004)

End of monarchy[edit]

By an overwhelming majority, on Friday, 28 December 2007, the makeshift Nepalese Parliament voted to abolish the monarchy in favor of a republic. The abolition was officially approved on 28 May 2008, by a vote among elected members of the Constituent Assembly.[8]


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