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Pro vs anti-federalism

The Himalayan Times 27 January 2023 Pro vs anti-federalism Nepal has been practicing a federal structure for the last five years after the promulgation of constitution in 2015. In accordance with the concept of a federal system, Nepal has been divided into seven provinces, 77 districts and 753 local levels. Now, each province has its own government along with the federal government at the centre. During these five years, this federal structure has not been able to perform well to meet the expectation of the people. Some pertinent concerns raised about the existing federal structure are, why the large number of provinces in a country with a small population and small geography, and also why we need so many parliamentarians and ministers. HOW TO CREATE YOUR PERSONAL BLOG Despite the people’s expectation for peace, good governance, development and prosperity through the existing structure, none of the past governments were able to meet them due to irresponsible, insensible and s

HoR sans opposition

The Himalayan Times 13 January 2023 HoR sans opposition Surprisingly, the Nepali Congress (NC), the biggest party in the House of Representatives (HoR), has given the vote of confidence (VoC) to Prime Minister (PM) Pushpa Kamal Dahal. There are speculations about the NC’s move, expecting a favour from the MC’s side during the presidential election to be held after a few weeks. The NC’s political move has left the HoR without the main opposition – which is a rare phenomenon and goes against parliamentary democracy. However, it is not a new one in country’s political history. The NC had supported a minority government led by the CPN-UML leader Man Mohan Adhikari, in 1994.  HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR HEALTH In the country’s recent political history, Dahal has emerged as a powerful prime minister, securing the highest number of votes while seeking the vote of confidence in the HoR. However, Dahal may not be as powerful as he seems to be since he is leading a very fragile coalition of

Coalition government

The Himalayan Times 5 January 2023 Coalition government It is the fact that the current coalition is not just an alliance of two communist parties – the UML and the CPN-MC, but a seven-party alliance comprising a group of other five smaller parties, the RPP, a rightist pro-monarchy party, which has surprisingly supported the CPN-MC led coalition government, RSP, a new youth-centric party, having no clear political ideology but had won an impressive number of seats, Nagarik Unmukti Party (NUP) led by a jailed leader, Janamat Party (JP), led by one-time separatist leader and the Janata Samajbadi party (JSP). These fringe parties have emerged as a decisive factor in the forming and dissolving of the government, which does not seem politically favourable for the existence of a stable government. The chances of rupture in the coalition government cannot be ruled out in the days to come if the coalition partners are not responsible for and sincere to each other. To demonstrate ma