Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba

Monday, February 25, 2002

Following the worst act of violence in Nepal's six-year Maoist uprising came what may be the biggest political victory ever for a Nepalese Prime Minister. Certainly no official before him has won passage of a more contentious bill, and with a larger vote in his favor: last week Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba received a resounding 194-7 vote in favor of extending his State of Emergency legislation for another 90 days. The horror of the attacks in Western Nepal (see story) contributed immensely to the bill's success, but its...

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