Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process
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Issue 26

Kåre Vollan explores how Nepal’s electoral system was reformed following the Comprehensive Peace Accord and the introduction of the 2007 Interim Constitution. Whilst the resultant mixed system of proportional representation and first-past-the-post brought some progress for greater representation of historically marginalised groups, compromises have been brokered that have allowed privileged groups to maintain important and consequential advantages.