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Structural? No, Functional

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Former prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, as leader of the current Nepali Congress party, the largest party in parliament, is in a way, mentor of the incumbent prime minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, since it is with the Congress backing that Dahal toppled the UML government and elected himself to government. …

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Gloomy scenario

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Will the disputed issues in the constitution be resolved; will there be timely elections; will there be total implementation of the constitution by 21 January 2018, there are many questions and we don’t have hopeful answers as those who were involved in the promulgation of the constitution, are also in …

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Why Complain

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Decades of organized political myths accepted as whole and soul truths doled out by political ideologues to emerging youths used as political fodder have taken their toll in the body politic. Emerging from their idealized versions of glorified public leaders and sheer glorified political actions amidst the stark reality of …

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Trapped, Oli

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Concluding the tirade of allegations and counter-allegations in the legislature on the no-confidence motion against government, Prime Minister K. P. Oli emerged the ultimate winner. That he had lost his majority there was evident much before the motion was introduced in parliament simply because it was his erstwhile partners that …

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People’s Review completes 25 years journey

By Pushpa Raj Pradhan It is obviously a matter of glory to inform our valued readers that with the publication of 49 issues in the past one year, People’s Review weekly has completed its 25 years journey. In the past 25 years, we experienced many ups and downs in the …

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Pathetic Humor

It’s pathetic at best, humorous at worse. Pathetic because it merely demonstrates that myopic partisan approaches to as grievous a topic as the nation’s constitution can so convolute and confuse the constitutional process as to fuel growing negativism on Nepali democracy. Humorous because of the antics our national leadership can …

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Added Fluidity

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Things are clear as crystal. Proponents of the current scheme of things being touted as a new constitution themselves admit that some or the other coalition among them alone makes their constitution workable. The fact of the matter is that the supposed coalition partners are themselves competing among each other …

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When Politics Runs Amok

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The obsession with government office that our political parties and their leaders demonstrate must be taken as normal and not unique to Nepal. Girija Prasad Koirala’s first majority government was challenged the very year in office precipitating the prime minister’s move to dissolve parliament. That was unique to Nepal. No …

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Mocking the State

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Mainstream politics and their extension in the media have deliberately excluded actual blow by blow accounts of the events leading to the current malaise. We are made to forget the call attention letter to parliament by late King Birendra querying the nature of the Maoist armed movement — political, economic, …

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Setting Deadlines

Politics does not wait. Schedules are set for political convenience in Nepal. They are postponed the same way. When the Nepali Congress was squabbling over election and leadership issues between Girija Koirala and Sher Bahadur Deuba, Deuba the prime minister, constitutionally approached the king to dissolve parliament for elections. Koirala, …

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