Liars! Nepal’s Politics Suffers from a Trust Deficit

The trust deficit among major political parties and their leaders continues to exist even after the election of the second CA and the new Prime Minister by the parliament last week. Leaders continue to spit venom at each other. By Siromani Dhungana By now it is clear that the consensus between two major political partiesContinue reading “Liars! Nepal’s Politics Suffers from a Trust Deficit”

For the Record: Sushil Koirala Elected the Prime Minister of Nepal

By The Kathmandu Post Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala, who has never held a public office, was elected prime minister on Monday (10 Feb) , garnering more than a two-thirds majority in parliament. A seven-point deal signed between Nepali Congress and CPN-UML, the two largest parties in Constituent Assembly, on Sunday paved the way forContinue reading “For the Record: Sushil Koirala Elected the Prime Minister of Nepal”

Nepal: Elections, Voters and the Economy

Nepalis Are Not Dumb. They Voted Parties with Best Economic Policies for Nepal By Siromani Dhungana/UWB “An empty stomach is not a good political adviser”- Albert Einstein The Constituent Assembly election is over now but its impact will remain until the next election. People have expressed their aspirations and exercised their power during this electionContinue reading “Nepal: Elections, Voters and the Economy”

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied: Transitional [in] Justice in Nepal

As today is Blog Action Day 2013, and the theme this year is Human Rights, I thought it would be an appropriate time to write a piece about transitional justice in Nepal. All say Nepal is in political transition but none of them are clear how to end this transition. It seems political parties haveContinue reading “Justice Delayed is Justice Denied: Transitional [in] Justice in Nepal”

Nepal Needs More Transparency in Political Finance

By Siromani Dhungana UWB Political parties in Nepal should recognize the value of transparency in the political process and the importance of providing citizens with information on funds raised and spent in the election to influence their votes. It is clear that money counts in elections where there are needy voters and greedy politicians. PoliticiansContinue reading “Nepal Needs More Transparency in Political Finance”

Elections: Repeating History of Violence?

When leaders or parties lose their confidence to woo people through their policies and programmes, they resort to wielding violence to bring the election results to their favour. By Sagar Ghimire As November 19, the slated date for the Constituent Assembly election, draws closer, poll fever gradually grips the government, the Election Commission (EC) asContinue reading “Elections: Repeating History of Violence?”

Elections 2013: Challenges Ahead for Nepal

The government has finally announced dates for the CA polls (19 November). This has raised hopes of Nepal getting a new elected body. Not yet time to celebrate hoping that Nepal will have a government that is accountable to people and its acts transparent. Similarly, there will not be a competition among political parties based on issuesContinue reading “Elections 2013: Challenges Ahead for Nepal”