Thematic AreasDemocracy & Governance


  • News Digest – Democracy & Governance (October 15-21)

    October 22, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Democracy Nepal Communist Party (NCP): In the most recent cabinet reshuffle, Ishwor Pokharel was stripped off of Defense Ministry, whereas Bishnu Poudel was handed the Finance Ministry. Oli’s confidence in Pokharel seems to have declined because of his involvement in the Omni scandal, irregularity in military procurement of medical supplies, dispute with the military ...

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  • News Digest – Democracy & Governance (October 8 -14)

    October 15, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Democracy Nepal Communist Party (NCP): NCP Chair Dahal wants the vote of no confidence against the Karnali CM taken back. A motion for vote of no confidence was filed against the CM, who represents the former Maoist group, by the lawmakers from the former NCP-UML. The province-level tussle has been intervened by the Federal ...

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  • News Digest – Democracy & Governance (October 1 – 7)

    October 8, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Democracy Nepal Communist Party (NCP): NCP leaders, including Madhav Nepal, claim that Oli has gone back to making decisions unilaterally, which puts the party’s current truce at a risk. Despite a series of negotiations between PM Oli and NCP chief Dahal, no agreement has been reached about the cabinet reshuffle; while the former seeks ...

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  • News Digest – Democracy & Governance September 24 – 30

    October 1, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Democracy Nepal Communist Party (NCP): Responding to the writ filed against Bamdev Gautam’s appointment to the National Assembly (NA), the Supreme Court ordered a temporary ban on offering Gautam any further constitutional responsibility; the SC order temporarily ‘blocks Bamdev Gautam’s way to Cabinet.” In a cabinet meeting on September 25, PM Oli indicated the possibility ...

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  • News Digest: September 17-23, 2020

    September 25, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Domestic Politics & Governance Domestic Politics Nepal Communist Party (NCP): PM Oli’s decision to appoint Yuvaraj Khatiwada as his special economic advisor is likely to invite serious conflict within the party and confusion among bureaucrats, officials, and ministers, for Khatiwada has been speculated to be the de-facto finance minister of the country with overarching impacts ...

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  • News Digest (September 10-16, 2020)

    September 16, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Democracy & Governance Domestic Politics Nepal Communist Party (NCP): According to the NCP’s agreement proposal, the two chairpersons will move ahead with their more refined roles; while PM Oli will continue as the country’s executive chief, Dahal will be the party’s executive head. Despite leader Nepal’s disagreement, the chair persons Oli and Dahal have decided to ...

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  • News Digest (September 3-9, 2020)

    September 10, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Domestic Politics Nepal Communist Party (NCP): As the infighting NCP seemed headed towards a peaceful resolution of its intra-party conflicts, leader Bamdev Gautam’s renewed interest in joining the National Assembly (NA) has invited fresh round of disagreement. The secretariat meeting scheduled to discuss the taskforce recommendation will likely mull over PM Oli’s conviction to ...

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  • News Digest (August 27 – September 2, 2020)

    September 3, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Politics and Governance Politics Nepal Communist Party (NCP) & the Government: NCP’s secretariat meeting, which was scheduled for Aug 29 was postponed till September 3. The meeting was called to discuss the recommendations submitted by the taskforce formed to prepare guidelines to end the party dispute. PM KP Oli said Nepali society’s and stakeholders’ opposing psychology ...

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  • News Digest (August 20 – August 26, 2020)

    August 26, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation is preparing to resume international and domestic flights starting September 1. However, domestic flights will only recommence in mountain and hilly region as the Terai region is still seeing a surge of COVID-19 cases.

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  • News Digest (August 13 – August 19, 2020)

    August 20, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    40 District Administration Offices (DOPs) have imposed partial or complete prohibition in different areas after a spike in the Coronavirus cases.

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