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Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda, waves as he comes out of parliament after being elected, Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 3, 2016 (AP photo by Bikram Rai).

Can Nepal Pull Itself Together Before It Falls Apart Again?

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

On Aug. 4, Nepal elected its 24th prime minister in 26 years.

In this period, the country has seen two mass political movements for democracy, in 1990 and 2006; one decade-long civil war from 1996 and 2006; a royal massacre in 2001; the rise of an autocratic monarchy and transformation to a republic in 2008; three big political movements of identity-based assertion and rights, in 2007, 2008 and 2015; five elections, including two for a Constituent Assembly—tasked with writing the country’s post-conflict constitution—in 2008 and 2013; and three constitutions, promulgated in 1990, 2007 and 2015. ...

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