Nepal Inertia ad infinitum
Despite the shakes from recent earthquakes, Nepal continues to live in a state of inaction on the elections front.
More than three months have passed since Nepal was rocked by a series of devastating earthquakes. While the tremors continued long after disaster struck, the earth has finally settled in the region offering respite to the people till the monsoons arrive. Still, the situation remains desperately grim for the two million Nepalis who have survived in the 30-odd districts hit by the earthquakes.
The earthquake gives a whole new meaning to what state restructuring will entail. Nepal has been trying to rewrite its constitution and restructure the nation to be a federal, democratic republic since 2008. It has been in a political stalemate that forced the first constituent assembly to dissolve in 2012, and the second constituent assembly has been hashing out committees since it was elected in 2013. In many ways, the country is far