Issue Date: May 15, 2008
maoists won in the recent Nepal elections. With 220 seats in the 601-member constituent assembly, the
Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) came out as the single largest party and the party leader, Prachanda, is now all set to head the next
government. The outcome appears to have caught many key international players, including India, unawares.
Soon after winning the election, Prachanda said he wanted "constructive" relations with India. He, however, announced that his party wanted to
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