Сommunist becomes Prime Minister of Nepal


Yesterday, the Nepalese Parliament chose Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda, for the post of Prime Minister.

Marxists in power again

Prachanda is the head of the United Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and previously served as prime minister from August 18th, 2008 to May 4th, 2009. Earlier, before the legalization of the party's activities, the Maoists fought a guerrilla war in the highlands of Nepal against the monarchist government's troops. The monarchy was abolished in 2008.

Prachanda's ideas

As Prachanda said himself, his teachers are Lenin, Stalin and Mao Zedong. The systematization of the ideas of Marxism, Leninism and Maoism in Nepal is called the "Prachanda Path". Many experts have attributed Prachanda's return to the post of head of government to the emergence of a consensus established among the Nepalese political elites in preparation for parliamentary elections in 2018.

The impact of China and India

It is no accident that increased Chinese influence and reduced Indian influence has been seen since the Maoists came to power. Both countries are trying to compete with each other for domination over Nepal. While Beijing uses financial resources and the Nepalese Maoists as a bridge, India has traditionally been involved in the country's religious and cultural mechanisms.