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December 2017 FoN newsletter now available!

This year-end newsletter features a wrap-up of the work FoN accomplished in 2017, a first-person account of an RPCVs emotional return to Nepal 48 years after he finished his service, a list of Nepal RPCVs favorite Nepali words and phrases, and selected photos from mid-century Nepal. Check it out here!

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Communists Win Nepal’s 1st Election Under the New Constitution

After centuries of absolute monarchy followed by decades of chaos, Nepal is taking to democracy in a big way. Since May its people have voted into office 753 newly created local councils, seven new provincial assemblies and a 275-member national parliament. To read this Economist article, please click on the

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India Needs to Reach Out to Nepal to Counter Chinese influence

Nepal’s Left alliance, comprising two Communist parties, the CPN-Unified Marxist Leninist (UML) and CPN-Maoist Centre, has won the country’s first legislative election under the new constitution. The election marks the Himalayan nation’s transition to democracy, bringing to an end the long period of volatility since the abolition of the monarchy

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