Thematic AreasDemocracy & Governance

  • News Digest – Democracy & Governance (January 7 – January 13, 2021)

    January 14, 2021

    CESIF Nepal

    Democracy and Politics Nepal Communist Party (NCP) & the House Dissolution: Subash Nembang, ex-House Speaker who played a vital role during the making of the 2015 constitution, came under heavy criticism for staying silent on the issue of parliamentary dissolution after an old video of him claiming the unconstitutionality of such a move surfaced ...

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  • News Digest – Democracy & Governance (December 31, 2020 – January 6, 2021)

    January 7, 2021

    CESIF Nepal

    Politics Nepal Communist Party (NCP) & Parliamentary Dissolution: Although constitution makers and experts iterate that the constitution was drafted after a lot of discussions and dialogues and that the prime minister has no right to dissolve the parliament, PM Oli continues to claim that it is his “special” right to do so. PM Oli ...

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  • News Digest – Democracy & Governance (December 24 – December 30, 2020)

    December 31, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Democracy and Politics Nepal Communist Party & the Parliamentary Dissolution : In a television interview, PM Oli has signaled that he will dissolve even the provincial assemblies if motions of no confidence are filed against the chief ministers in the provinces. The two factions of the NCP have adopted their respective strategies post parliamentary dissolution. ...

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  • News Digest – Democracy & Governance (December 17 – December 23, 2020)

    December 25, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Domestic Politics The Constitutional Council Ordinance Nepal Communist Party (NCP): In the December 16 Standing Committee meeting, PM Oli agreed to revoke the ordinance about Constitutional Council, which he had introduced unilaterally inviting severe criticism. In the same meeting, PM Oli hinted at making deputy-chairman Bamdev Gautam the next prime minister if he had to ...

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  • News Digest – Democracy & Governance (December 10 – December 16, 2020)

    December 21, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Democracy Nepal Communist Party (NCP): PM Oli called an all-party meeting on December 9 to discuss “contemporary national political issues,” such as the ongoing pro-monarchy demonstrations. However, Oli’s attempt to gather support during a NCP’s crisis rather resulted in a bitter criticism of the government’s performance and Oli’s autocracy. In an informal meeting with Dahal ...

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  • News Digest – Democracy & Governance (December 3 – December 9, 2020)

    December 10, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Democracy (Internal Politics) Nepal Communist Party (NCP): In the recent turn of events, PM Oli brought up the pending issue of Transitional Justice, arguable only as “a ploy to threaten his opponent”—Pushpa Kamal Dahal. While PM Oli continues to threaten that he will not accept a majority decision, reports about NCP’s previous majority decisions have ...

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  • News Digest – Democracy & Governance (November 26 – December 2)

    December 3, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Domestic Politics Nepal Communist Party (NCP): In the fight between co-chairs Oli and Dahal, younger generation leaders are largely silent; their hesitation to rightly assess the situation and openly speak about it stems from a divided faction as well as a fear to be deprived of opportunities and benefits. Both Oli and Dahal-Nepal faction worked ...

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  • News Digest – Democracy & Governance (November 19 – 25)

    November 26, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Dispute: After a series of meetings, consultations, and consideration followed by the Oli-Dahal letter exchange, the NCP held its secretariat meeting on November 18, with the presence of both Oli and Dahal. The meeting, however, was postponed for 10 days, where Oli will be presenting his own political document. ...

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  • News Digest – Democracy & Governance (November 12 – 18)

    November 19, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Democracy Nepal Communist Party (NCP): The ruling NCP entered a serious crisis, when PM Oli threatened that a secretariat meeting called by the majority will lead to a drastic measure from him and an eventual party split. On the same account, NCP’s central committee member Surendra Pandey pointed that the party will not continue ...

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  • News Digest – Domestic Politics & Governance (November 5 – 11)

    November 12, 2020

    CESIF Nepal

    Domestic Politics Nepal Communist Party (NCP): The NCP dispute reached a new height, with PM Oli facing a moral and psychological pressure from the Dahal-Nepal faction. However, he stated that he will not step down as the prime minister no matter what. According to Krishna Pokharel, a political analyst, a party decision will not ...

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