Stories Tagged 'Madhesi parties'

State of flux

Apr 23 2018

It was only last year that eight Madhesi parties had come together to establish the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN). There were a number of reasons underlying the decision to merge these parties. First, all of them shared a joint interest in amending the constitution.
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A job half done

Feb 12 2018

The left alliance and the Madhesi parties have now managed to select chief ministers in all seven states. The selection of candidates by the CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Centre could have been better in terms of inclusion of marginalised groups.
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A day after negotiations fell through in forming a coalition with the left alliance for the National Assembly election, the Madhes-based parties on Wednesday said there would be no partnership with the alliance in any form until it agrees on the agenda of constitution amendment.
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Even as the alliance of the Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum Nepal and the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal looks to win over 20 seats of the House of Representatives, results show the Madhes-based parties’ influence is limited to Province 2.
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Parties remain at odds over bases for carving out new constituencies, with major parties and Madhes-based forces pressing the Constituency Delimitation Commission (CDC) to consider their suggestions.
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Zero hour

Apr 10 2017

Election preparations have gathered momentum. The Election Commission is on track to complete preparations, although there have been delays in printing ballot papers for Provinces 2 and 5.
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