Maoists Got What They Wanted: "Roundtable Conference!"

The Latest: SPA seal 22-point agreement, Maoists to rejoin govt (read here) Emerging from the interaction, CPN Maoist Chairman Prachanda told reporters (pic) that the conference was in fact the roundtable conference his party had been demanding. –a news report. >>>Interesting remarks by the comrade! So that was what all Maoist hue and cry ofContinue reading “Maoists Got What They Wanted: "Roundtable Conference!"”

Nepal Politics: Finally, a New Agreement?

The CA elections under the mixed electoral system: 60 percent of the 601-member CA will be elected under the proportional representation system and rest under first-past-the-post system. A conference of the civil society will be organized to save face of the Maoists. A steering committee will be formed to run the government, who will leadContinue reading “Nepal Politics: Finally, a New Agreement?”

Headlines: Political Deadlock, Human Rights and Elections

Nepali Congress folks aiding monarchy will be punished: Sushil Koirala Dec 21 – NC Acting Prez warned to punish the NC leaders and activists who do activities in support of monarchy against the party discipline. Stating that some of the party activists were active in royalist activities, Koirala said that such activities were against theContinue reading “Headlines: Political Deadlock, Human Rights and Elections”

The Great Talks About New Agreement

SPA forms taskforce to forge an agreement today itself Dec 15 – The seven party-alliance is busy holding consultations on Saturday on the issue of power sharing among the three major parties—Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist. The formal meeting of the seven parties held this morning at Baluwatar set up a taskforce to forge anContinue reading “The Great Talks About New Agreement”

Political Memo: A Tale of Three Parties

When Maoist Chairman Prachanda says that the implementation of peace agreement is a must the happening of Constituent Assembly polls, he seems to have forgotten the fact that the holding of CA itself is part of the peace process. It’s no secret that the comrade’s party is running away from the electoral competition in oneContinue reading “Political Memo: A Tale of Three Parties”

Headlines: The Great Mistrust Between Congress and Maoist

The growing mistrust between Nepali Congress and CPN Maoist, and the ‘neither-this-side-nor-that-side’ policy of the CPN UML are the main reasons of the current political impasse that, it seems, will not be easily solved in the regular session of the parliament that will start tomorrow. UWB presents the headlines and news snippets related to theContinue reading “Headlines: The Great Mistrust Between Congress and Maoist”

Nepal Heading to New Crisis: No CA Without Executing House Resolutions

a report by Conflict Study Center Contributed by: Bishnu Pathak, PhD and Chitra Niraula “The whole nation is heading towards a republican system, and the wave of sensation in support of a republican set up has arrived at the point of diffusion.” Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala Background: On the evening of November 4, atContinue reading “Nepal Heading to New Crisis: No CA Without Executing House Resolutions”