Three weeks after the second phase of Nepal’s parliamentary & provincial elections, the country still doesn’t have a government. These are the first elections after a new Constitution was approved in 2015. The Left Alliance between the Maoist Centre and the Unified Maoist-Leninists appears to have won, over the Nepali Congress party, which has been mainly in power since 1991. But the Election Commission has yet to publish the final results. “The Nepali Congress is being a sore loser,” explains Kunda Dixit, the chief editor of the weekly Nepali Times.
“They want to prolong their position before handing over power. On the other hand, the Left Alliance are in a triumphalist mood… very eager to take over [saying that] Prime minister Deuba should step down, even before the results are made offical.”
For Dixit, it is the “same old story” of people clinging to power, people impatient to take over. A common feature in politics worldwide, he says, while citing Germany as an example where there is still no working coalition government since the country went to the polls in September.
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