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”

Why do you need Ushaft’s election updates for Nepal?

Originally posted on Ushaft's Blog:
More info (22nd Nov): Followups to this blog post can be seen here: How was the polling day? and Citizens’ Statement about Maoists’ walkout from vote counting. After polling closed across Nepal, I have made some revisions about my prediction made in the initial posts of this series. The…

Contradiction, Evidences Suggest, is the Communist Religion in Nepal

By Siromani Dhungana Communist movement in Nepal is full of controversy and contradictions. Nepal has seen communist leaders who once called parliament a “butcher’s shop, where dog’s meat is sold by displaying the goat’s head” got elected in the same parliament to lead a government. This country has also seen communists who waged a bloody war against parliamentary democracy join the mainstream,Continue reading “Contradiction, Evidences Suggest, is the Communist Religion 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 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”

A Conversation with Departing Nepal Chief of the UK Aid Agency

By Siromani Dhungana UWB At one point on his last day in office as head of DFID Nepal, Dominic O’ Neill was waiting for reporters. And a photographer. “So, you guys want to take a picture?” He said as he fixed his tie. “This will probably be the last meeting with journalist in my nearly twoContinue reading “A Conversation with Departing Nepal Chief of the UK Aid Agency”