7 June 2012
Nepal’s Constitutional Crisis
This brief discusses challenges faced in Nepal regarding the adoption of a new constitution. Inter- and intra-party politicking, ideological clashes and the inability to reach a consensus on the state’s restructuring process on the basis of ethnic federalism have hampered the major political parties from working together. The brief argues that the transition to a federal democratic republic and the overall peace process in Nepal will remain incomplete if a constitutional crisis persists.
© 2012 Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)