Nepal’s Maoist rebels embrace government

In a historic move, Nepal’s government yesterday agreed to dissolve parliament and form a temporary coalition with Maoist rebels who have been waging an insurgency in the Himalayan kingdom for the past decade. The Maoists will also dissolve a rival “people’s government” operating in the areas they control.

Sounds like, more than just ’embracing’ government, that the Maoists have become the government. They’ve been the real power for a while, were the driving wheel behind the recent protests, and control large areas of the countryside.


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