Nepali Congress, CPN Maoist and the Unexpected Results From PR and FPTP

….because you never know the result of elections in advance! If there is anything that is making CPN Maoist feel regrettable in the post-poll scenario that must be their pre-poll emphasis on the Proportional Representation (PR) system for the Constituent Assembly elections. On the other side of the political spectrum Nepali Congress must be feelingContinue reading “Nepali Congress, CPN Maoist and the Unexpected Results From PR and FPTP”

While Congratulating Nepal for Historic Elections, United States is Silent About Maoist Victory

The following is the Press Statement issued by Sean McCormack, Spokesman of the US Department of State in Washington, DC on April 14, 2008 Nepal Elections: We congratulate the people of Nepal on their historic Constituent Assembly election on April 10. Although there was considerable violence and intimidation during the pre-election period, and some instancesContinue reading “While Congratulating Nepal for Historic Elections, United States is Silent About Maoist Victory”

The Phenomenon Called Prachanda

The Maoist’s success has demonstrated the brilliant combination of bullet and ballot to rise to the power. Chairman Prachanda will be cited as an example of success in world communist movement. His challenge: turn the flowery promises into reality. By Dinesh Wagle Wagle’s Weblog [In the photo: Prachanda’s dominance in party’s advertisements during the campaignContinue reading “The Phenomenon Called Prachanda”

Problem With Nepali Congress

The problem with this party is there is no democracy inside the organization. Girija Prasad Koirala is the Gyanendra of the party. By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal [In the photo: Nepali Congress campaign advertisement] Nepali Congress candidate Dr. Shekhar Koirala who was defeated by Madhesi Janadhikar Forum’s Bijay Kumar Gachhedhar told this to RadioContinue reading “Problem With Nepali Congress”

Maoists Celebrate Victory: Jhakku Le Hanyo Chakku!

All photos by Wagle While one comrade’s Madal loudly sings, the other comrade’s guitar happily watches: A Maoist supporter plays guitar while the other waves his guitar on the air as some of their comrades sing songs making fun of CPN UML and its general secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal who was defeated by CPN Maoit’sContinue reading “Maoists Celebrate Victory: Jhakku Le Hanyo Chakku!”

International Accolades To Nepal Elections

Pics by Wagle Japanese members of Parliament Gaku Hashimoto (left), son of late former Japanese prime minister and a friend of Nepal Ryutaro Hashimoto, and Tadahiko Ito (middle) and Japanese ambassador to Nepal Tatsuo Mizuno (right) display their thumbs with “I-voted” marks on the nails at a press conference in Kathmandu yesterday. Both members ofContinue reading “International Accolades To Nepal Elections”