Communist parties agree to join forces
Unity deal aims at parliamentary domination
Nepal’s two main communist parties have agreed to merge ahead of elections later this year — with the aim of dominating the new parliament.
The Communist Party of Nepal — Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML) and the CPN — Maoist Centre signed a pact in Kathmandu on Tuesday afternoon, along with the much smaller New Force Party.
They agreed to jointly contest two-stage elections to the new House of Representatives on November 26 and December 7 — and announce their unification after that, the Online Khabar website reported.
The three parties named an... read more
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