Nepal Elections

Nepal local elections 

Federal Provisions of Nepal’s Constitution in Jeopardy

July 26, 2017

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A decade ago, Nepal’s political parties agreed to change the country’s unitary system of government to a federal system. This change was seen by many as a panacea to help address the country’s problems of governing such variegated demography, society, and geography. Two years after Nepal’s 2015 Constitution established federalism, the country is no… Read more

Nepal local elections 

From Subjects to Citizens: Reconnecting Nepalis with a Democratic Political Process

May 10, 2017

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Next week, Nepalis will vote in local elections for the first time in 20 years. The first phase of elections will be held on May 14 in federal provinces 3, 4, and 6; the second phase is scheduled for June 14 in provinces 1, 2, 5, and 7. Election fever has certainly gripped the country and there is much excitement about having elected representative… Read more

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Why Nepal’s Upcoming Local Elections Matter More than Ever

April 26, 2017

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On May 14, Nepalis will go to elections for newly-delineated local (village and municipal) governments. These comprise one of three constitutionally mandated elections to be completed by January 2018. At the time they were announced, the news of elections at the local level brought mixed reactions from those who wish for some si… Read more

 

The Nepali Times: NT Studio with George Varughese

April 19, 2017

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The Nepali Times interviews The Asia Foundation’s Country Representative in Nepal George Varughese on the country’s upcoming local elections. 

 

Nepal Holds Elections: Now on to the Constitution

November 20, 2013

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This week, Nepal once again showed the world that its people believe in a peaceful, democratic means to select those who govern them. On a cold election-day morning on November 19, an estimated 70 percent of Nepalis went to the polls – hundreds lined up well before stations had even opened…