Maoists win huge victory in Nepal elections

Two years after ending their armed insurgency, Maoists have won stunning victories in Nepal, becoming the majority party in their Constituent Assembly.

But, go figure, the leader of the Maoists however “is calling for an overhaul of the state and abandoning ‘feudal property relations’ for a ‘capitalistic mode of production'”. Governments in Asia, most notably China and now Nepal, are hybrids, mixing capitalism and socialism in new and unusual ways.

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