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October 15, 2005

Democracy in Nepal

Pro-democratic political parties in Nepal will actively boycott the parliamentary elections the king plans to hold within 18 months from now.

“The intention is not positive,” says Ram Chandra Poudel, a Nepali Congress leader, commenting on the recent royal announcement of Parliamentary elections within the year 2063 BS (that is to say, within 18 months from now). “So we have not taken this announcement positively. We will not participate in the election and we will not let that (election) happen.”

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