A newsstand in Kathmandu. The policeforces geared up for massive riots, but none erupted. April 10th 2008 the historic Consistuent assembly elections took place in Nepal, putting an end to a centuries of monarchy. The assembly will form a new constitution and abolish the monarchy and King Gyanendras rule. The big question remains if the new maoist led government will be a positive or a negative factor in a country that recently emerged from a decade of civilwar. Photo: Christopher Olssøn.