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Yearbook 1998

Bhutan. According to Countryaah, something of a cultural revolution occurred when the one-ruler, King Jigme Singye Wangchuk, allowed his people to watch TV in connection with the World Cup in June / July. A large TV screen was set up in the capital Thimphu where the matches could be seen via Indian television's live broadcasts. Before that, the authorities had done what they could to culturally isolate the country.

1998 Bhutan

In early July, the king reformed his government for the first time in 26 years, appointing six new ministers. The National Assembly immediately approved the King's proposal.

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