A Day After Voting, Nepal Starts Counting

Maoists Ahead, Blow for NC and UML

By Dinesh Wagle
Wagle’s Web Log

Early indications coming out from the vote counting stations from around the country (26 districts where votes are being counted) suggest that Maoists are doing very well in the elections of the Constituent Assembly. At the time of this writing (11 PM), they are leading in more than 30 places across the country. This suggests that people have voted for change. They want something new. They are sick and tired of old faces and old habits of Nepali politics. Results are still premature to reach any conclusion but CPN UML, it seems, will emerge as the biggest loser, closely followed by Nepali Congress. Why? Continue reading A Day After Voting, Nepal Starts Counting