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Nepal -- can democracy and communism coexist?

Himalayan state's fragile democratic institutions will be tested by the new government

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Nepal has become the sixth communist-ruled country on today's world map.   © Reuters

When Nepal's new pro-China communist prime minister, Khadga Prasad Oli, shortly pays obeisance in Beijing, he will seek not only greater aid but also the establishment of "brotherly" relations between the Chinese and Nepalese communist parties.

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