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International Congratulations for Nepali Maoists

Posted by Mike E on April 26, 2008

The mainstream press in South Asia has been reporting about international statements made in support of the Maoist election victory of April 10.

Communists of the world rejoice Nepal Maoists’ win

Thu, Apr 17 12:22 PM

Kathmandu, April 17 (IANS) As Nepal’s Maoists are set to lead the government after years of guerrilla war, congratulations are pouring in from communist parties worldwide who say the electoral victory would pave the way for a new world order.

On Thursday, the seventh day of ballot counting after last week’s historic constituent assembly election, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) – once hunted down by security forces and Interpol as a terrorist organisation – remained way ahead of its rivals, winning 119 of the 224 seats declared so far.

The first felicitations came from the Communist Party of Greece (Marxist-Leninist), which said the victory was proof of the Maoists’ ‘strong ties with masses in Nepal as well as the determination of the Nepali people for a new, peaceful, independent, sovereign and democratic republic of Nepal’.

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