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Nepal: In a Messy State? Update No. 342

Note No. 777                                  Dated 04-Jan-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.

It is more than a year and a half that the new constitution was promulgated.  Yet there has been no progress at all in implementation as the parties are still quarreling over reconfiguration of different provinces.

Nepal: Madhesi Groups Accept the New Amendments: A Welcome Move - Update No. 341

Note No. 776                                    Dated 12-Dec-2016

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

After much dilly dallying and hesitation, the main Madhesi group SLMM- Samyukta Loktantric Madhesi Morcha agreed to accept the new amendments to the constitution which in their view addresses three of their concerns-namely citizenship, representation in the Upper house and on the working language in the provinces.

Nepal: “Action Paralysis” Continues: Update No. 340

Note No.  774                                  Dated 23-Nov-2016

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Everything appears to be in a “stand still” position in Nepal.  No consensus could be reached on the promised constitutional amendments and the Terain-Janajathi outfit- the Federal Alliance has given an ultimatum to renew the stir in fifteen days if nothing is done.  Nothing is likely to be done either and we can expect more ultimatums to follow.

Nepal: Impeachment of CIAA Chief: UML has the Last Laugh: Update No. 339

Note No. 773                                   Dated 02-Nov-2016

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Riding on a popular wave of nationalism and anti Indianism, the UML led by K. P. Oli appears to be calling the shots.  They have the numbers and no amendment to the Constitution is possible without their support.

Nepal: Local Bodies Elections and Challenges Ahead: Update no. 338

Note No. 772                             Dated 29-Sep-2016
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
According to the Constitution, the Nepal government will have to complete elections to the local bodies, regional  and the national levels by 21 January 2018.  
 

Nepal: Dahal 2.0. Will he do better this time? Update No. 337

Note No: 771                              Dated 30-Aug-2016
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 
Maoist Chief Dahal took over as the 39th Prime Minister of Nepal on 3rd August.  
 
Dahal’s first stint as Prime Minister was a disappointing one.  He showed little statesmanship and was seen more as a leader of a party than as a leader of the nation.  
 

Nepal: Oli Resigns: Dahal of CPN- MC Poised to Take Over- Update No. 336

Note No. 769                                    Date 04 Aug-2016
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Maoist Chief Dahal is poised to take over as Prime Minister in place of Oli.  Till the time of writing no other leader has registered for election to the post of Prime Minister, though there were reports from the valley that the former Speaker Nembang may be put up as a candidate from the UML.
 
Oli Resigns:
 

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