» 03/28/2008, 00.00
Repeated Maoist attacks threaten elections in Nepal
As the 10 April elections to the constituent assembly approach, Maoist attacks against opposition parties increase.
Nepali nationalists call for vice-president’s resignation
A day after the vice-president’s oath of office, protests continue against Paramananda Jha because he made his inaugural address in Hindi and wore traditional Indian clothes. The leader of the Communist Party (Maoist) sets conditions for forming national unity government.
Maoist war against President Yadav continues
Demonstrations take place in Kathmandu as violence breaks out in the villages. Supporters of former Prime Minister Prachanda are out to get the Nepali Congress and Nepal’s Marxist-Leninist Party which are now the government.
Maoists confess their crimes on Buddha’s birthday
In Buddha’s birthplace of Kapilvastu, Nepal’s main political parties confess their sins and pledge their commitment to peace. Maoist leader Prachanda is accused however of leading a still violent group.
‘Maoist Republic’ on its way
The Elections Commission confirms Maoist party’s landslide victory. Its leaders call upon the international community to trust them as they get ready to abolish the monarchy.
New cabinet sworn in after Koirala mediates
Nepal's new PM names the members of his new cabinet. Many ordinary Nepalis are disappointed by the 48-hour delay and divisions among opposition parties.
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