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Nepal: Maoist Info Minister on People’s Republic

Posted by Mike E on December 3, 2008

May Day 2008

May Day 2008

The following report appeared on Democracy and Class Struggle. The original title was “Maoists determined to establish people’s republic: Mahara.”

Minister for Information and Communications Krishna Bahadur Mahara on Thursday said that his party is firmly determined to propel the country towards the path of people’s republic.

According to media reports, Mahara, who is also a senior leader of the CPN (Maoist), made the remark while talking to journalists at a programme held in Pokhara.

He further stated, “The recent decision of our national-level cadres’ meet to adopt ‘People’s Federal Democratic National Republic’ is based on the strategic appraisal of the country’s prevailing realities.”

He, however, was quick to add that the Maoists are not against the notion of competitive politics. “But, we, in no way, will succumb to the parliamentary system,” Mahara further remarked.

Mahara also disclosed that efforts are being made to incorporate the Nepali Congress, the main opposition, in a special committee for army integration

3 Responses to “Nepal: Maoist Info Minister on People’s Republic”

  1. the Nepali people understand the importance of this political decision.

  2. Ka Frank said

    At this point it is not clear what a “People’s Federal Democratic National Republic” means.
    Is it in essence a People’s Republic–an advance to the new democratic stage of the revolution in which a new revolutionary state (especially its armed forces) is brought into being– or is it a compromise between that and a Democratic Republic, which represents the consolidation of the present stage of the revolution with the old state and armed forces left largely intact?

  3. Jaroslav said

    There are some more specific descriptions in these two articles, both from The Red Star 5 Dec 08:

    “National convention : beginning the great debate” by Indra Mohan Sigdel ‘Basanta’

    “Historic national convention : a milestone of revolution” by Dharmendra Bastola

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