Monday, July 21, 2008

Setback for CPN Maoist in Nepal with Nepali Congress winning Presidency

A new alliance of Nepali Congress, CPN (UML) and the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum will be counterproductive as it was formed to prevent Maoists from forming the government, Maoist leader Babu Ram Bhattarai said, according to

Maoist Chairman Prachanda, said the CPN (M) may not join the government. ``Most probably we will not join the government if our candidate loses the presidential post,'' the Maoist leader told reporters before the ballot, according to Agence France-Presse.

Yadav's victory means that even if the CPN Maoist form a government, they may find themselves with little chance of implementing key pledges like land reform and face the constant risk of being toppled by rivals, AFP said.

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