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Nepal’s government will be constrained by infighting

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Significance

Although his party contested the November 20 elections as a key component of an alliance headed by then premier Sher Bahadur Deuba’s Nepali Congress, it now holds power as part of a coalition that includes KP Sharma Oli’s Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist), an erstwhile rival.

Impacts

  • Beijing and Delhi will each try to maintain links with key players in both the government and opposition ranks.
  • The government will come under pressure to ensure that the state does more to tackle high-level corruption.
  • Concern may grow over whether the judiciary is genuinely functioning independently.

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