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Rightward Drift in Nepal

The November 2013 elections to a new Constituent Assembly in Nepal gave a fractured mandate but one that made the traditional upper caste and upper class groups dominant again. The principles and goals set by the fi rst iteration of the Constituent Assembly can perhaps be diluted in the changed circumstances with the marginalisation of the Maoists and other forces favouring federalisation. But it will be impossible to do away with them altogether and institutionalise the old unitary and exclusionary order. An analysis against the background of Nepal's political history.
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