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CPN-UML to form a left alliance
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CPN-UML to form a left alliance

Having suffered a major setback in the third phase of local polls, the main opposition CPN-UML has decided to form a left alliance in the upcoming provincial and federal elections. A Standing Committee meeting of the UML chaired by Chairman KP Sharma Oli this week has decided to maintain efficient coordination with major left forces, including the CPN (Maoist Centre). The UML, which garnered 294 m...


Madhesh-based parties looking into an alliance for upcoming elections

The three major Madhesh-based parties Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal (SSF-N), Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) and Madhes Janadhikar Forum-Loktantrik (MJF-L)are in favour of a broader Madhesi alliance and have started negotiations with each other. Informal discussions are underway to forge an electoral alliance. We will sit for formal negotiations soon, said RJP-N General Secretary Keshav Jha....


Nepali Congress set to be the largest party in Province 2

The ruling Nepali Congress is leading the Province 2 elections, winning more number of seats than any other party so far but the party still appears to be short of the required number to lead the district coordination committee on its own. The NC has registered victory in 33 out of 110 local units where vote counting has concluded as of Saturday. The third phase of local elections held on Se...


Singer Komal Oli quits RPP, joins CPN - UML

Nepali folk singer Komal Oli, who was a central member of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), has joined the CPN-UML. Oli quit her job at Radio Nepal to join active politics. RPP was her first party in her political career. The popular singer continued her allegiance to Kamal Thapa-led RPP even after the party split in August. She even took part in the RPP election campaign during the local po...


RJP-N wins in Janakpur
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RJP-N wins in Janakpur

The RJP-N registered an impressive victory in both the mayoral and deputy mayoral posts. Lal Kishor Sah and Rita Jha were elected mayor and deputy mayor respectively by defeating their rivals with huge margins.Lal Kishor garnered 21,903 votes while his closest rival Manoj Kumar Sah of the Nepali Congress got 11,164 votes. Rita defeated NC candidate Nilam Karna with 17,147 votes against 10,605. ...


Province 2 voting begins

Voting for the third phase of local elections in eight districts of province 2 has begun from 7 am Monday. People in the province are voting to pick their representatives in 136 local units of the eight districts. Large number of people have queued at their voting stations to cast their votes. The EC expects good participation of voters in the third phase of local level elections, with the agit...


The Nepali constitution has greater legitimacy than India’s or America’s
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The Nepali constitution has greater legitimacy than India’s or America’s

CPN-UML vice-chairman and deputy parliamentary party leader Subash Chandra Nembang had a birds eye view of the constitution-making process in Nepal, having served as the chairman of both the first and the second Constituent Assembly. The second CA led by Nembang promulgated the new constitution on September 20th, 2015, or more than a year ago. But its implementation has proven tricky. What are the...


Congress, Maoist Center agree on holding local elections by mid-April

Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (Maoist Center) that are working on forming a new coalition government have agreed to hold long-delayed local elections by mid-April next year. A meeting of the top leaders from the two major political parties held at Singhadurbar on Wednesday reached the understanding on holding the local polls that were last conducted 19 years ago. We (NC and Maoist Center) h...


We are aware of the obligation to hold local polls at the earliest
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We are aware of the obligation to hold local polls at the earliest

Chairperson of the Commission for the Determination of the Numbers and Boundaries of Village Bodies, Municipalities and Special, Protected or Autonomous Regions in federal Nepal, Balananda Paudel, says the commission is working day and night to submit its final report to the government at the earliest, so as to pave the way for local elections. What are the bottlenecks? And why is restructuring of...


Govt distributed budget on its own will: Deuba
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Govt distributed budget on its own will: Deuba

President of Nepal Congress (NC), Sher Bahadur Deuba on Sunday accused the government of distributing the budget on its own sweet will. He accused the government of bringing a distributive budget to benefit the partys cadres. The government distributed the money that was collected by earlier NC governments, he said, This government cant collect money, only distribute it randomly. On a se...


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