Friday, August 15, 2008

Former guerrilla becomes Prime Minister

Finally after two years of political bickering, the political parties have chosen Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda, the head of the Maoist guerrillas (former) who waged a bloody decade long war against the monarchy and state, as the first prime minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. More here.

Prachanda as PM

It needs to be seen how Prachanda tames his belligerent guerrillas currently stationed at different cantonments supervised by the UN. Also, it needs to be seen what form of political and economic system Nepal would follow under his leadership. My concern about too many potential red tapes here. There will be more questions raised about the Maoists' bullying nature and their ability to lead the nation through the path of peace, which Nepal has barely witnessed in the past two years.