Democracy v dictatorship

December 3, 2017 01:30 am

The ongoing elections turned into a referendum when two major left parties, UML and Maoists, formed an alliance, with the ultimate goal of imposing communist rule.

TANAHUN, Nov 28: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said the right to determine the country's ruling system-- dictatorship or democracy-- is in the hand of the people.

Political analyst Hari Roka is all for the new left alliance, which he thinks will help to clearly demarcate the leftist and rightist forces in Nepali politics. The one-time Maoist lawmaker shared his insights on the new alliance and its electoral prospects with Mahabir Paudyal and Prashant Lamichhane.