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A fresh start in Nepal: lingering uncertainty after Constituent Assembly elections


Wagner, Christian; Pandey, Nishchal N.

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Corporate Editor Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik -SWP- Deutsches Institut für Internationale Politik und Sicherheit
Abstract The mainstream Nepali Congress (NC) and Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) (CPN-UML) emerged as clear winners of the 19 November elections to Nepal’s second Constituent Assembly. The Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M), which was the largest party in the 2008 election, came a poor third. At first glance the outcome should impact positively on a string of disputes that the first Constituent Assembly failed to resolve. But this political fresh start can only succeed if the parties can overcome their internal quarrels and reach an urgently-needed consensus on contested aspects of the new constitution. (author's abstract)
Keywords Nepal; political system; election; election result; economic development (on national level); party politics; constitution; South Asia
Classification Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture; Political System, Constitution, Government
Document language English
Publication Year 2014
City Berlin
Page/Pages 4 p.
Series SWP Comments, 2/2014
ISSN 1861-1761
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications