"The current administration must be dismissed"

Madhav Kumar Nepal, general secretary of the Communist Party of Nepal-United Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML), is the man most predict will be Prime Minister should the King restore parliament. He embarrassed the Indian government this month by publicly announcing a meeting with the Maoist leadership in the northern Indian city of Lucknow.

TIME: How do the Maoists think they're doing in the fighting?
Nepal: They were optimistic. They had the feeling that they were not going to lose. They have the confidence and determination to sustain themselves. But their fear is that after they defeat the...

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