Nepal PM reaches out to ethnic parties after they withdraw support ‎

Posted March 18, 2017 1:07 pm by Editor

Nepal PM reaches out to ethnic parties after they withdraw support ‎

Nepal’s ruling Maoists on 16 March offered to hold talks with minority ethnic parties that withdrew support for the coalition because of long-standing differences over a new constitution.  The minority Madhesi in the southern plains say that the new charter consolidates the power of the country’s hill elite and marginalises them in the way new states will be created in a federal structure.

Nepal has been struggling to establish a stable republic following the abolishment of a 239-year-old Hindu monarchy in 2008 and is set to hold local polls in May that will be followed by national elections under the charter

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