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Nepal Interview: On the Maoist Electoral Victory

Posted by Rosa Harris on April 14, 2008

Hisila Yami is already known to readers of Kasama as Comrade Parvati — the name she was known by from the underground of the Nepalese peoples war. The following interview was conducted in Nepal by Johan Petter Andresen and was published by Monthly Review. It is dated Sunday, April 13th, 2008.

Hisula Yami has just been elected to the forthcoming Constituent Assembly from the constituency Kathmandu 3 — “Asaan,” the crowded ancient center of the city — with 12,276 votes, as against 8,815 for her nearest competitor, Rajendra Prasad Shrestha of the “center left” Communist Party of Nepal (UML).

She previously wrote the article “People’s Power in Nepal” that appeared in Monthly Review.

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Nepal: Revolutionary People Celebrating

Posted by Rosa Harris on April 14, 2008

United We Blog” has posted photos by Wagle from the street celebrations that flowed the Maoist victory in the Nepal’s constituent assembly elections.

Maoist victory in Nepal

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