Nepal Communist Party (NCP)

Setback for Oli

Two months after the dissolution ~ officially by the President, Bidya Devi Bhandari ~ the judiciary has had its way in the face of the fractious executive, whose unilateral action was embedded in the infighting within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), most particularly the faction led by Mr Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda.

Beyond recognition

The constitutional crisis, that cannot but impinge on governance, has exacerbated this week with the country's Election Commission refusing to recognise either of the factions as “they had failed to adopt due procedures”.

Nepal in crisis

Chief among these was what they call the “unconstitutional” dissolution of Parliament, the embodiment of the people’s will, albeit theoretically. This, his detractors claim, had stoked serious threats to the country’s “hard-earned federal democratic system”.