Nepal’s Federal System Has Won Over Voters. Now It Must Deliver

Nepal’s Federal System Has Won Over Voters. Now It Must Deliver
An election commission staff member sets up a polling station a day before general elections in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Nov. 19, 2022 (AP photo by Niranjan Shrestha).

Voters in Nepal turned out in force this year to elect lawmakers across the local, provincial and federal levels of government. That signaled that the country’s federated system, instituted in 2015, is gradually gaining legitimacy. As Nepal consolidates its political configuration, however, the next hurdle may be higher.

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