Nepal Elections 2013
Five Things that Went Wrong
Sisir Devkota · 13 Dec, 2013 · 4217
The CA-II election in Nepal was held successfully, gathering many accolades within the country and among the international community as well. The Election Commission of Nepal and civil society, with the exception of losing parties like Ma ...
The Fall of Maoists
Sisir Devkota · 29 Nov, 2013 · 4200
The 2013 CA election in Nepal was a show of vibrant participation, inclusiveness and enthusiasm. Not only was there an increase in people’s representatives, there were also 68 more political parties running for the FPTP (first past th ...
(Un)Making of Madhesi Politics
Sohan Prasad Sha · 28 Nov, 2013 · 4198
As the Nepal’s election result unfolds, the sudden setback to ‘progressive forces for Change’ is surprising. The Madhes movement of 2007, which invoked federalism, gave rise to political parties from Madhes, drew into th ...
The Fall of Maoists
Pramod Jaiswal · 26 Nov, 2013 · 4190
The election results are set to change the power equations. The UPCN – Maoist, which came first in the CA – I has come third in CA-II elections, with Nepali Congress and CPN-UML securing the first two positions.
Deconstructing Madhesi Politics
Sohan Prasad Sha · 19 Nov, 2013 · 4183
Since the Jana Andolan of 2006, Nepal has been undergoing a historic transition characterised by dynamism, such as the rise of Madhesi politics, which has been referred as the ‘rise of regional based ethno-nationalism’ (Hachhe ...
Forecasting the Power Composition
Pramod Jaiswal · 19 Nov, 2013 · 4182
Nepal is once again voting for the second Constituent Assembly (CA) election on 19 November 2013. The CA dissolution caused severe deadlocks in Nepalese politics. Ultimately, all the major political parties agreed to have elections by app ...
Is there Hope for Madhes?
Sisir Devkota · 11 Nov, 2013 · 4170
The second round of CA elections has provided hope for the historically exploited people of the geographically flat plains (Madhes/Terai) of Nepal. The hopes are high at this time because the people in Madhes have an outstanding chance to ...
Misjudged Challenges Ahead
Sisir Devkota · 31 Oct, 2013 · 4159
According to the Election Commission of Nepal, there has been a drop in the number of registered voters from 17.5 million in 2008 elections to 12.3 million this year. Apart from this, the general belief is that the polls will take place. ...
The Terai Politics and Madheshi Votes
Sohan Prasad Sha · 12 Aug, 2013 · 4086
Elections in Nepal are a time for politicians to embark on tours and visits. No sooner are they announced than leaders of all stripes make a beeline to New Delhi, to curry favour, cut deals, and carry back home evidence of their skills in ...