The final outcome of the election will take about a month to be declared. The exercise is being watched with great interest by the world, and especially China and India, who played very significant roles in the peace process that has brought sweeping political change in Nepal since April 2006.
By Yubaraj Ghimire Dec 07, 2017
For the last seventy years, Nepal has held several elections under different political systems and different constitutions. Yet, what has eluded Nepal is the much-needed political stability and political culture. As Nepal held elections for the national parliament and provincial legislatures, they are likely to bring about intricate spirals of political crisis from provinces to the center. Situated between two major powers, India and China, which have been focusing their attention to intensify their influence globally and regionally, Nepal is essentially facing the same risk of crisis it faced seventy years ago after the first ever elections
By Keshab Poudel Dec 07, 2017
Loktantra of today is no longer a democracy where a person with public service in mind can apply: it is popularly described as loot-tantra of three Ds that are the primary hallmark of candidates from all major (and minor) political parties – Don, Dalal and Dampati (musclemen, shady business fixers and husband-wife teams, not counting nephews, nieces and in-laws).
By Dipak Gyawali Nov 26, 2017
Perhaps Congress-I had not reasoned enough how self-suicidal the design was. As an implementation of the design, it imposed 18 months of embargo on Nepal in 1989-90. Its downfall started then. Indians were not happy with the ban. The brotherly people of India’s northern border side –as they descended from the same origin –helped Nepalis with salt and fuel supplied by hiding the goods in their bags.
By Dr. Raju Chitrakar Nov 10, 2017
Nepal has gone through a major political transformation since the peace agreement with Maoists a decade ago, abolishing old governance system and institutions and promulgating the new constitution. From politics of inclusion to dismantling of the centralised system to give autonomous power to local levels within the parameter of federalism, Nepal’s march ahead continues.
By Keshab Poudel Oct 27, 2017