lørdag 16. desember 2017

Communist Parties’ Victory in Nepal May Signal Closer China Ties

Communist parties in Nepal with closer ties to neighboring China have emerged victorious in the country’s largest democratic exercise ever. A powerful political coalition of two communist parties led by former prime ministers, Pushpa Kamal Dahal and K. P. Sharma Oli, won a majority of the contested seats in two legislative bodies, the Parliament and the Provincial Assembly. Vote counting began shortly after polls closed on Dec. 7, but the results did not become clear until this week. On Friday, a spokesman for Nepal’s election commission said his office had to tally up only a small number of votes.