WASHINGTON, July 13: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will lead a Cabinet-level delegation to Mexico on Friday on the heels of a sea-change election there that could offer a chance for the neighbors to repair strained relations — or make them worse.

DANG, July 6: On September 14, 2015, senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC began his seventh hunger strike against the then government's negligence towards the past agreements reached between him and the government.

MEXICO CITY, July 2: Angry and frustrated over corruption and violence, Mexican voters delivered a tidal wave presidential election victory to leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, giving him a broad mandate to upend the political establishment and govern for the poor.

KATHMANDU, May 17: The major communist parties of Nepal, CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have merged after 54 years on Thursday. The merged communist Party of Nepal has organized a unification announcement program at Rastriya Sabha Griha on Thursday evening.

Left-wing candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador has an 18-point advantage at the start of formal campaigning for the presidency.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU), the sister organization of CPN-UML and All Nepal National Independent Students Union Revolutionary (ANNISU-R) affiliated to CPN (Maoist Center) have staged a sit-in in front of Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), state-owned oil monopoly on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: The chairpersons of the two main parties in the leftist alliance have asserted that although there might be attempts to undermine the unity and collaboration between them, such attempts would be foiled.

GORKHA, Dec 25: Senior leader of the CPN (Maoist Centre) Narayan Kaji Shrestha has said the people's mandate which the leftist parties have got from across the country through the elections was in favor of party unification.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: As the leftist parties -- CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) -- prepare to form a new government after their resounding victory in the recent parliamentary and provincial assembly polls, media reports speak of discomfort in India and 'cautious optimism' in China.

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: The National People's Front (NPF) has said it was positive on the unification of the leftist political parties.

SANKHUWASABHA, Nov 14: A vehicle carrying candidates of leftist alliance for election publicity has been ambushed at Sabhapokhari rural municipality this morning.

Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba have claimed that the leftist alliance has been formed as an anti-democratic force. Addressing an election gathering organized by his party at district headquarters Fungling today, he said the communist alliance was against democracy, people, and federalism. Establishment of a communist rule will make people's daily life full of fear and terror.

BAGLUNG, Oct 31: The political equation of Nepal took a different course when CPN-UML joined hands with CPN (Maoist Center) to form the leftist alliance and agreed to party unification in the near future. The communist forces in the country grew in strength with that decision, and probably for the first time wielded enough power to challenge democratic forces in areas dominated by Nepali Congress (NC), which has historically remained the largest party of Nepal so far.

CHITWAN, Oct 30: CPN-Maoist Centre Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal has argued that the leftist alliance was formed in response to the need of the hour for country and fellow citizens.  At a joint press conference organized by the Chitwan Chapters of Press Chautari Nepal and Press Centre, leader Dahal further asserted that the leftist alliance was forged to usher the country towards prosperity.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17 : Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that democracy is challenged by the alliance forged among some leftist parties.

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: CPN (Maoist Center) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said communist parties in Nepal were on the path towards unification for what he said socio-economic development of the nation by establishing a new political culture.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: A meeting of the CPN (UML) standing committee Saturday endorsed the party's agreements with the CPN (Maoist Centre) and Nayashakti for the electoral alliance and eventually taking the parties towards unification. The October 3 agreement was passed unanimously.

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: CPN (UML) chairman KP Sharma Oli has said the leftist alliance and unity were linked with the campaign to build the better nation not only for garnering a majority in the election.

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: A meeting of the Nepali Congress central committee today discussed the issues of candidate nomination process and its criteria for the forthcoming elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies slated for late this year.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: Leaders from various political parties have said the alliance among the democratic forces was essential to check the leftist alliance so that the national politics would be balanced. The unity among the leftist forces would jeopardize nationality and democracy, they argued.

BHAKTAPUR, Oct. 5: Nepali Congress (NC) central committee member Shankar Bhandari has said that the broader leftist alliance was unusual and unnatural.

The announcement of electoral alliance, and an eventual merger, between CPN-UML, CPN (Maoist Center) and Naya Shakti Nepal promises to bring a sea change to Nepali politics. How did this sudden alliance become possible? How will it impact national politics? And what will be its major agendas? Former Prime Minister and coordinator of Naya Shakti Party Nepal, Baburam Bhattarai, shared his insights with Subhash Ghimire, Gunaraj Luitel and Mahabir Paudyal on Wednesday morning.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Although the electoral alliance and the unity process among the three leftist parties – CPN-UML, CPN (Maoist Center), and Naya Shakti – was formally announced on Tuesday, this was in the making since a long time, particularly after the local level polls held in Province 2.

Leader Nepal insists on leftist alliance

September 26, 2017 12:21 pm

CHITWAN, Sept 26: CPN (UML) leader Madhav Kumar Nepal has insisted on the need of an alliance among the leftists in the upcoming elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies.