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News of the Revolution in Nepal

Posted by Rosa Harris on April 13, 2008

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13/04 Press Release DEAN overview of the April 10 Constituent Assembly Elections Conduct

13/04 News India says it is ready work with Maoists

13/04 News Home Minister Sitaula defeated, Hridayesh Tripathy win

13/04 News Victorious Prachanda meets Koirala

13/04 News Maoists bag 70 seats; NC, UML competing for second place

13/04 News More stalwarts out, more Maoists in

13/04 News Maoists lead with 50 seats; UML win 15, NC 14, MPRF 7, NWPP 2, TMDP 1, NSP-M 1, PFN 1

13/04 News Morally inappropriate to continue in govt, says MK Nepal

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“Nepal Maoists emerge as major force after historic poll”

Posted by Rosa Harris on April 13, 2008

Nepal Maoists emerge as major force after historic poll Nepal National Friday 11th April, 2008 (IANS)

A ragged group of people who dreamt impossible dreams and dared to take on Nepal’s powerful army with homemade guns and bombs, Nepal’s Maoist guerrillas established themselves as a formidable force in the 90s when they prevented elections and inflicted punishing losses on the security forces.

Two years after they laid down their guns and marched back to the parliament they had derisively branded a ‘meat shop’, the rebels have proved to be an equally formidable political force with the historic constituent assembly elections unexpectedly showing their support.

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