Nepal Elections

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Nepal Elections: More Women Have a Seat at the Table, But Will They Have a Voice?

December 13, 2017

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2017 is a milestone year for Nepal: millions of Nepalis voted in provincial and federal elections which ended last week, and earlier this year, the country held its first local elections in two decades, electing a total of 35,041 local representatives across 753 local levels. The elections were also a high point for women elected leaders, thanks to… Read more

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Nepal Embarks on New Political Course

November 29, 2017

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Millions of Nepalis on Sunday cast their votes in the first of two-phase provincial and federal elections which will conclude on December 7. Thousands of candidates from more than 90 parties are competing for 275 seats in the new federal parliament and 550 seats in seven provincial assemblies across the country. A police personnel guards a polling… Read more

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Peaceful Municipal Elections Show That Nepal Is Not as Divided at the Local Level

November 1, 2017

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Below is an excerpt from an interview with The Asia Foundation’s country representative in Nepal, George Varughese, first published by World Politics Review. In mid-September, Nepal closed the chapter on its first local elections in two decades, as the third phase of voting for municipal bodies took place in restive southern Nepal. The vote was fre… Read more

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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

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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…