Saturday, August 25, 2007

Not UML-Maoist Unification Or Unity, But A One Point Agreement On PR Election

Madhav Nepal misunderstands. The call is not to unify the two parties. The call is not for a left front unity. The call is for a one point collaboration between the UML and the Maoists to come together and make possible completely proportional elections to the constituent assembly so as to guarantee there will be elections in November.

If you have completely proportional elections, you don't need any unity, any alliance. Every party competes against every other. Votes don't go to waste.

A possibly unified Congress does not want completely proportional elections because if you have completely proportional elections, the communist votes don't go to waste, and if communist votes don't go to waste, the Congress is no longer the center of gravity of Nepali politics.

If Madhav Nepal does not make this move now, he is going to regret big time after the elections are over. No party will win a majority. That is a foregone conclusion. Forget majority, no party is going to win more than 15% of the votes.

If Madhav Nepal can not forge a one point agreement with the Maoists now, he will not be able to forge a coalition after the elections are over. And a coalition is not a one point deal, but a convergence on many points. He has to start practicing right away.

The constituent assembly will work to give the country a new constitution. But the majority coalition born out of that assembly will also run the country. The assembly will also function as a parliament. There is not going to be a power vacuum.

The arithmetic in the interim parliament is simple. If the UML and the Maoists come together on this issue, no power can stop completely proportional elections to the constituent assembly. And holding completely proportional elections to the constituent assembly is the only way to make possible elections in November. If you don't make completely proportional elections to the constituent assembly possible, there are not going to be elections, not in November, not in April.

Baburam Bhattarai Is Right About UML-Maoist Unity
एक मात्र िमलनिवन्दु: पुर्ण समानुपाितक िनर्वाचन
No Point Talking, Got To Get Down To Protests
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मधेशी मोर्चाके िलए फर्मुला
महेन्द्र, वीरेन्द्र र प्रचण्डका सीडीअो अञ्चलाधीशहरू
Upendra Yadav Book 1
The Maoist Confusion Is Unnecessary
Madhav Nepal Needs To Make A Move
Lull Before The Storm
Compromise Formula: 75 Multi Member Constituencies
I Agree With Prachanda On Republic And Proportional Election

In The News

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Nepal Rules Out Maoist-UML Unification Prospects People's support is necessary to get legitimacy of any revolution and it is manifested through an election, CPN-UML general secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal said on Friday. ...... there was no immediate possibility of unification between the UML and the CPN (Maoist), as both the parties were yet to be clear about their ideological ground. .... it was not necessary, as has been ascertained by classical Marxists, to resort to violence or armed struggle to bring about changes in the society. Communists in many Latin American countries have been able to bring about social and political changes through ballot boxes ....... Commenting on the book, Maoist leader Dr Baburam Bhattarai said that there was no other way than to make a unity between the UML and the Maoists though the Maoists must have committed some mistakes during the People's War. "The imperialists will judge us from the same angle even if we do not unite," he said.
JTMM-J Men Kills NC Cadre in Parsa
MMT Bandh Cripples Life in Terai Districts on Day IV Life remained affected today on the fourth day of the five-day-long bandh called by the Madhesi Mukti Tigers (MMT) in Sunsari, Saptari, Sarlahi, Bara, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Siraha, Rautahat and Parsa districts of the Tarai region. Private and public vehicles remained off the road. Protestoers vandalized four vehicles at Koshi Barrage area on Mahendra Highway last night, police said. Factories, industrial plants, business establishments and bazaars in urban and rural centres of the districts also remained closed. People were forced to walk or ride bicycles to reach their destinations. The bandh also caused obstruction in the printing and publication of three weekly newspapers in the Siraha. Meanwhile, human rights activists and businessmen of Sunsari district appealed MMT to call off the bandh.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Appears your are biased. :)
How can MaKuNe the great misunderstand?
Again, your analysis regarding the UML and Maoists coming together for whatever logic is not going to work. Believe me or not.