Landslide win for Nepal’s Reds

IT may feel like Nepal’s umpteenth election, but the polls that closed earlier this month were actually the first set of proper parliamentary elections in years.

The fact that the country has changed prime ministers at the rate of once a year since a republic was declared in May 2008 has certainly lent its democracy an air of instability.


Martin Vengadesan

Star Online news editor Martin Vengadesan grew up in nine countries spread over four continents and is both an avid student of global politics and an obsessive election-watcher.