Saturday, November 24, 2007
Reference: Carter presents proposal to end Nepal deadlock, Bangkok Post, November 25, 2007
The Bangkok Post article on Nepal (Carter presents proposal to end Nepal deadlock, Bangkok Post, November 25, 2007) states that the political deadlock there has to do with the Maoists demand to abolish the monarchy. This representation is not accurate. The monarchy issue is not the deadlock issue at the moment. The deadlock has to do with the Maoist demand for proportional representation of the marginalized groups in the new Constituent Assembly. Both the Nepali Congress and the Maoists have expressed their willingness to compromise on the monarchy issue but neither side will budge on proportional representation.