Bidhya Devi Bhandari elected as the first female Nepalese President in Himalayan nation’s history
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News about the struggle for better democracy in Nepal. According to Freedom House, the "interim Nepal legislature elections held in November 2013, after years of politicking between the major parties over how and when the vote should be conducted, were found by international monitors to be generally free and fair, despite violent incidents in the pre-election period". Also check out our section on World Democracy and our articles on China, India and the Tibetan People.
The new secular Nepalese Constitution has drawn protests for its switch from Hindu monarchism
FROM THE VAULT: A Photo Blog of Nepal by Democracy Chronicles author and political artist Scott Mansfield
Nepal vote high turnout in numbers enough to show that election is path out of civil conflict
Post-war nation is trying to navigate towards agreement leading to Nepal elections, an electoral democracy, and to ease violent history of divisions
Suburbia Preordained by Scott Mansfield: Utility poles outline the future suburban neighborhood soon to take over this block of land.
Eden Besmirched: This brick factory in the Kathmandu Valley, which allegedly employs small children, betrays the beautiful landscape
The King’s Shrine: A shrine at the house of the King of Nepal honors the various religions of Nepal
The Carpet Business by Scott Mansfield: A walking carpet salesman passes a group of men waiting for a wedding in Nepal in dusty street at daytime
Day of the Goddess of Education by Scott Mansfield shows an optional day of school still gathers a crowd as children bring incense in offering to the goddess of education