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In 2006, the Fourth King of Bhutan announced that Bhutan will introduce democracy and took the Bhutanese people by surprise. The King said “we cannot leave such a small, vulnerable country in the hands of one person, who is chosen by birth and not by merit”. “Bhutanese must choose their own leader”. 

The people of Bhutan literally begged to maintain as status quo but the King said democracy is the only way for Bhutan. So democracy was forced upon to the people by the King.