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Mistrust will be endemic in Nepali politics

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Significance

Bhandari acted after deciding that neither Prime Minister KP Oli nor opposition leader SB Deuba had the support of a majority of MPs, even though each claimed he did. Oli was reappointed premier on May 13 despite losing a May 10 vote of confidence.

Impacts

  • The political imbroglio will hinder Nepal’s ability to manage its surge in COVID-19 cases.
  • India and China, which vie for influence over Nepal, will hedge their bets by tacitly reaching out to all sides in the crisis.
  • Chronic government instability will dissuade prospective investors from doing business in Nepal.

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