Nepal's Left Alliance celebrates landslide victory

A surprise alliance of Maoist former fighters and the Communist Party in Nepal has garnered a surprise victory and a huge defeat for the Nepali Congress party.

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    A surprise alliance of Maoist former fighters and the Communist Party in Nepal has garnered a surprise victory and a huge defeat for the Nepali Congress party.

    An alliance of Maoist former fighters and the Communist Party in Nepal is claiming a landslide victory in the general election.

    The so-called Left Alliance says it won 113 out of 165 parliamentary seats.

    Election monitors were surprised at the events at the polls, and political analysts are watching future developments in Nepal to see how this victory will play out.

    Al Jazeera’s Subina Shrestha reports from Kathmandu.


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