Morning Brief: Nepal’s peace process collapsing
Top Story Nepal’s fragile peace process seems to be in peril today with Maoist Prime Minister Prachandra resigning amid a constitutional scandal. Prachandra’s government, in power since a peace deal in 2006, had been trying to integrate former Maoist fighters into Nepal’s army and attempted to fire army chief Rookmangud Katawal who Prachandra accused of ...
Nepal’s fragile peace process seems to be in peril today with Maoist Prime Minister Prachandra resigning amid a constitutional scandal. Prachandra’s government, in power since a peace deal in 2006, had been trying to integrate former Maoist fighters into Nepal’s army and attempted to fire army chief Rookmangud Katawal who Prachandra accused of hampering the effort.
The controversy has the potential to reignite Nepal’s decade-long civil war. The Maoists are describing the peace process as “in peril” as their supporters took to the streets. Much will depend on the words of Prachandra, who is expected to address the nation shortly.
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Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating
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