Thursday, 24th April 2014

Nepal's road to democracy

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Nepal faced its second elections since its 240-years-old monarchy was abolished in 2006, following the 10-year revolt led by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoists) in which more than 12,000 souls lost their lives. The previous elections, which were held on April 10, 2008, saw the Maoists elected to power in a coalition government after having won the largest number of seats in the Constituent Assembly (CA). The elections of 2013 were generally peaceful despite the fact that the movement to terminate the Hindu kingdom was bloody and murky.

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