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New Nepal’s ‘Common Minimum Program’

Prime Minister of Nepal, CPN-Maoist Chairman Prachanda

Prime Minister of Nepal, CPN-Maoist Chairman Prachanda

The following is from the Nepal Constituent Assembly Portal. For more on Nepal where the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) now leads a revolutionary coalition government following a decade-long people’s war, please see my other posts in the Nepal section of The Marxist-Leninist. This article is from the Conflict Study Center, an NGO, and as of yet, this article is the only english language source that I know of that contains even so much as excerpts of the new Common Minimum Program. This is important for those interested in the Nepalese Revolution and where it is going. I have added some formatting (bold headings for ease of reading) to the original article:

Is New Nepal Heading Toward [Maoist] People’s Republic?

02/09/2008- Common Minimum Program
Conflict Study Center

On August 21, 2008, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), CPN (UML) and Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF) agreed on the Common Minimum Program (CMP), Code of Conduct (CoC), Modus Operandi of the Government (MOG) and the formation of a Political Coordination Committee (PCC). The documents were signed by Prime Minister and President of the CPN (Maoist) Puspa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda), UML General Secretary Jhala Nath Khanal, and Forum chair Upendra Yadav.

The 50-point CMP is divided into: (i) Nationalism, (ii) Federal Democratic Republic, (iii) Peace and Security, (iv) Relief and Reconstruction, and (v) Socio-Economic Transformation. Continue reading