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Posted: September 26th, 2008
A Maoist Vision for a New Nepal: Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Prime Minister of Nepal

In August 2008, Pushpa Kamal Dahal was elected Nepal’s newest Prime Minister after the country’s first-ever Constituent Assembly elections. As chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and the leader of its People’s Liberation Army, he led a decade-long People’s War with the goals of ending Nepal’s monarchy and creating a new federal republic. The Prime Minister discusses the challenges of managing a complex coalition government that addresses the neglected needs of the people, while establishing security and peace in Nepal. Andrew Arato, a professor at The New School contributes remarks. Kul Chandra Gautam, senior fellow at the India China Institute moderates a question and answer session following the discussion. This event was held by The New School.


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