Maoists leave Nepal government in new call for democratic republic Leslie Schulman at 2:54 PM ET
[JURIST] The Communist Party of Nepal - Maoists (CPN-M) [party website] announced Tuesday that it is vacating the interim government and boycotting future elections until its demands for parliament to immediately declare the country a federal democratic republic were met. Senior members of the Maoist party, who say that they have secured over one million signatures on a petition calling for the creation of a republic government, said Tuesday that they would engage in peaceful rallies leading up to a nationwide strike in early October. AP has more.
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