Wow, an orderly transfer of power

With so many examples of disorderly and conflict-ridden transfers of political power (or refusal to transfer power), it was refreshing this morning to read this story on Al Jazeera: Bhutan king steps down.

The people of the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan have greeted the announcement of King Jigme Singye Wangchuck’s earlier-than-expected abdication with sadness and gratitude.

He’s 50 and has been ruling since he was 16. He had previously announced that he would abdicate in 2008.

One Reply to “Wow, an orderly transfer of power”

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