With Maoists refusing to join, task is cut out for a minority government.
The Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) or CPN-UML Chairman K P Oli Thursday took over as Nepal’s Prime Minister with the support of the Maoists, who had withdrawn support from his previous coalition government in 2016.
All players must be made stakeholders to achieve political stability.
Sushma Swaraj’s visit is seen differently in Delhi and Kathmandu
Sushma Swaraj told the leaders that India had worked with the Nepali Congress in the past and supported all “pro-democracy movements” it launched.
Swaraj had a one-on-one meeting with K P Oli, chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist, and leader of the Left Alliance that won absolute majority in the parliamentary elections.
Swaraj is likely to meet Oli, besides President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, and other leaders during her 20-hour stay.
Indian PM Narendra Modi’s overture to K P Oli indicates a thaw in bilateral relations.
Nepal’s main political actors must admit that the new constitution is a failure.
Mending judiciary will require restoring credibility of other institutions in Nepal.
Judges were divided on whether the Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli should attend office from Thursday till the inquiry is over.
For K.P. Oli, winning election has not led to taking office. Thereby hangs a tale.
Political instability looms again as communists and Maoists delay a merger
Bhandari signed the ordinance over two months after the cabinet sent it to her suggesting that the first National assembly under the new constitution be formed on the basis of the single transferable vote system.
The day was observed on Poush 27 (January 27) each year as a mark of respect to King Prithvi Narayan Shah, founder of modern Nepal.
Left Alliance has won the election. But it must wait to take office.
Post elections, Kathmandu must deal with a hopeful China, confused India.
Beijing finds a binding thread in Buddhism as India pursues hard diplomacy.
Nepal: KP Oli was projected as the Prime Ministerial candidate by the two parties when they decided to form an alliance and contest the poll under a common manifesto.
Elections in Nepal were held for the first time since a constitution was promulgated two years ago.
India has frequently been accused of “micro-managing” Nepal’s politics, and China has gained at India’s cost in popularity and acceptability in Nepal.
Disagreements on amnesty for war crimes could destabilise the Left alliance.
Bombs have earlier gone off close to campaign meetings of PM Sher Bahadur Deuba in Dang district of western Nepal, and that of K P Oli, the prime ministerial candidate of the Left Alliance, in the capital Kathmandu, sending waves of fear and panic sweeping across the country.
Nepal goes to the second and last round of the polls on December 7.
First phase of the election is over, but the electorate is uninterested.
Dahal, who had been maintaining a brave front over the loss of his son and political aide, broke down uncontrollably as Pakhrin breathed his last.
Budhi Gandaki project has become a battleground for Indian, Chinese interests.
The Home Ministry, run by the Nepali Congress Party, has been generously releasing 'discretionary funds' for individuals with political access, ostensibly for medical treatment. The cumulative figure released has crossed Over Rs 500 million.
Elections are no guarantee of an end to the prevailing political uncertainty.
The stage is set for elections but there is no excitement among voters
The Election Commission of Nepal is also under pressure to annul its decision depriving about 600,000 government employees including police, army, para military and civil servants of their voting rights for the first time.
The conflict between the judiciary, Opposition and government goes deep
The alliance’s stand came a day after the court cited the law and sought details from the EC about preparations made for separate ballot papers for the polls within three days.
The notice was issued in response to a petition noting the federal and provincial polls were governed by separate laws and required different ballot papers.
Distrust and partisanship among top leaders cast a pall over upcoming polls.
Gyanendra Shah’s assertion comes at a time when Nepal's politics is going through major fragmentation and the state’s authority is visibly depleted.