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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‘My dream is coming true’: the Nepalese woman who rose from slavery to politics.

Sita Chhaudry was sold as a slave at 10 years old. Starved, beaten and denied an education, she has since been elected to local government – and is determined to fight poverty and human rights abuses. To read further, please click on the link below: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/oct/18/i-lived-in-fear-nepalese-official-sold-as-a-slave-at-10-years-old-domestic-worker

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