Nepal Communist Party has been cleaved in two, without a formal split

The Nepal Communist Party has been practically cleaved in two–but technically, it is still one

Jan 13, 2021
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The Nepal Communist Party has been practically cleaved in two–but technically, it is still one.

It is the Election Commission that has the final say on a political party splitting up based on its interpretation of Political Parties Act-2017. But the commission says the law has not been followed for a formal split.

After Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli recommended the dissolution of the House of Representatives on December 20, the two factions of the party—one led by Oli and the other by Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal—have been claiming that theirs is the legitimate party.

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