Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli

Nepal’s Communists

There are not many Left radical entities that have abjured the extremist label. Towards that end, the Prachanda faction of the CPN, as opposed to that helmed by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, is quite obviously attempting to play to the gallery of those opposed to the appellation and perhaps expand its support base in the midst of the constitutional crisis.

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”.