It’s like imagining a big red flag waving on top of Mount Everest. That is what the result of the parliamentary and provincial elections in Nepal suggests. The Communists have won both widely. In Parliament, the communist alliance will have almost a two-thirds majority. The government that makes up that majority will not only be able to last the five year legislature, something unheard of in Nepal since it adopted parliamentary democracy in 1990, but it will be able to reform the 2015 Constitution.

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