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A SHORT NOTE ON THE ELECTIONS IN NEPAL

LEFTIST ALLIANCE (LA) composed of CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Center) has got about two third majority in the election of parliament held recently in Nepal. In fact, it is a big defeat to Nepali Congress. At the same time, it is a heavy blow to Indian ruling class led by Modi.

2) Election held in Nepal was of two types: centre and provincial ones At the centre level the election took place of direct and proportional election of the members of the parliament. The members of the provincial assembly also were elected in the same way. The direct methods mean election by people directly while proportional method means vote to the party and nomination of the member of the parliament or provincial legislative by party.

3) According the federal system of Nepal, the country is divided into 7 provinces which are called Pradesh in Nepali. Our party through our legal front, National People’s Front (NPF), also had participated in both central and provincial elections. We have won 1 seat in the parliament and Comrade Durga Paudel is elected as member of parliament by direct method from Pyuthan. To other Comrades, Com. Krishna Thapa and Com. Tek Bahadur Gharti are elected from Baglung for provincial assembly by direct method. Because of newly established system of threshold of 3 percentages we have not succeeded to gain even a single seat in the parliament by proportional method. However, in the Pradesh no 4 and Pradesh No 5, we have gained one member in each Pradesh by proportional method.

4) On the eve of the election both CPN (UML) and CPN (Moist Centre) had formed Alliance, Left Alliance (LA) . They also have declared that after the election they will form a united communist party. We do not think that they will be able to form a united communist party as both of them are revisionist ones. In spite of that if they get united, it will be possible for them to make a stable govt and to apply some progress-ive policies and progarmmes. But it is not an easy task as both domestic and foreign powers will try their best to foil their govt .and their policies. Because of many of constitutional loop wholes they have not been able to form their government at and the government led by Nepali Congress is pushing many obstacles to form the government. As the govt. of the leftist forces is not formed at, the political picture of the country is not clear yet we shall write more after the govt. is formed.

With revolutionary greetings,

MB Singh,

General Secretry

Nepal Communist Party (Mashal)

SERBIA-RUSSIA-BELARUS MILITARY EXERCISE

SLAVIC Brotherhood 2016, a Serbia-Russia-Belarus trilateral military exercise, began at Serbian Armed Forces airports and training ranges on 3rd November. The final stage of the exercise, which ends on November 9, will take place at the Kovin airport and the Pasuljanske livade interservice training range next week.

The exercise involves 212 Russian, 56 Belarusian and 450 Serbian troops, with the Russian and Belarusian troops scheduled to depart home on November 14, the Serbian Ministry of Defence said in a statement. Slavic Brotherhood 2016 continues the cooperation between the Russian Airborne Troops and the Serbian Armed Forces Special Brigade, which began with the Srem 2014 exercise, also staged in Serbia
PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte on his Beijing visit denounced Obama administration and suggested that Philippines would break economic and military ties with the US. He called for greater economic and trade ties with China. Speaking to a business audience at a Philippines-China Trade and Investment Forum he branded the US “arrogant” and denounced it for imposing its dictates upon countries throughout the region. He also called for closer China-Russia-Philippine cooperation. Duterte arrived in China for a four-day visit on 18th October and declared that his trip marked a “reconfiguring” of Philippine foreign policy.

He made clear that he would seek to cement economic and trade deals worth billions of dollars with the China, the country’s second largest trading partner. Among his entourage are as many as 400 prominent Philippine business leaders.

Significantly, he indicated that his government could be willing to drop its disputes with China over the South China Sea. China and the Philippines have reportedly agreed to open bilateral negotiations on their territorial disputes, and will establish a joint committee between their coastguards. Duterte did not raise with Xi the issue of the Scarborough Shoals, which have been a source of conflict between the two countries and of which China took control in 2012. But a Reuters report, indicated that Beijing may be willing to grant Filipino fishermen access to the shoal.

Behind the scenes, Washington and its substantial constituency of supporters within the Philippine ruling elite and military are no doubt making contingency plans. Ahead of Duterte’s trip, Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio warned that the president would be in violation of the constitution, and could be impeached, if he gave up sovereignty over the Scarborough Shoals. 
AUSTRALIAN trade unions have thrown their weight behind a transition away from coal-generated electricity, calling for a new statutory authority to manage a “just transition”, supporting workers and communities that rely on fossil fuel-related jobs. A policy discussion paper written by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) said a planned closure of coal power stations – along with both a jobs and energy plan for the country – would “create a more prosperous and diversified economy”. The move comes days after the announcement of the closure of Australia’s dirtiest power station, Hazelwood in Victoria, following agitations by the trade unions and environmentalist organizations
THE Venezuelan opposition needs to understand that “the revolution is going to continue”, President Nicolas Maduro said on 3rd November while urging his political foes to remain part of the dialogue the two sides began earlier this week.

The revolution began in 1999 by his predecessor, the late Hugo Chavez, “is irreversible”, EFE news quoted Maduro as saying in a speech at the presidential palace. He said that his opponents “must learn to co-exist with the revolution” and to accept the principle of democratic governance. Maduro went on to accuse the opposition alliance, known as MUD, of looking for “excuses” to abandon the dialogue that got under way on 31st October under the auspices of the Union of South American Nations and the Vatican.

Earlier on 3rd November, the MUD set several conditions for resuming talks with the government on November 11, including a demand that both sides commit to an “electoral solution” to the nation’s political crisis. That electoral solution could involve a reactivation of a suspended presidential recall referendum process or early presidential elections, opposition Mayor Carlos Ocariz said. Maduro responded to Ocariz by accusing the MUD of presenting an ultimatum and creating “false expectations”. “Nobody can say that in 10 days, if the government does not respond the way they want ... they will go to war,” the President said. “Nobody can accept that.” The purpose of the November 11 session will be to review the findings from the four working groups established during the opening of the talks, Maduro said hours after government supporters began pitching tents around the presidential palace, Miraflores to resist the conspiracies of the rightists.
To

The Central Committee of the MLPD,

Dear Comrades,

Revolutionary fraternal greetings

On the occasion of the Tenth Congress of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany (MLPD), the Central Committee of the CPI (ML) Red Star extends revolutionary greetings to your Central Committee as well as, through you, to all members of your party.

Our two parties have more than two decades of close fraternal relations. During this crucial phase, the Central Committees of our two parties, upholding the spirit of proletarian internationalism, have worked together to strengthen the unity of the working class and the oppressed peoples all over the world. In the course of this, along with other Marxist-Leninist parties, we could play important role in the building and development of the International Coordination of Revolutionary Parties and Organizations (ICOR). In the present turbulent international situation when the crises ridden global imperialist system has become more barbarous and working hard to impose its neocolonial domination through neoliberal policies, this unity of the revolutionary forces who are struggling uncompromisingly for revolutionary social change is of great significance.

The setbacks suffered by the international communist movement starting with the degeneration of Soviet Union in 1950s have thrown up great challenges before us. It calls for concrete analysis of the present world situation and the hitherto experience of the international communist movement for the development of the Marxist-Leninist theory and practice accordingly. It is for continuing to take up this great challenge our party adopted a Resolution on Theoretical Offensive in its Tenth Congress held in the beginning of last year. It calls for an evaluation of hitherto experience as well as all theoretical questions for the development of the Marxist theoretical positions. We expect close cooperation from your party and all Marxist-Leninist parties for intensifying the struggle against imperialism and its lackeys both in the theoretical and practical fields.

We hope that the important decisions you are going to debate and decide in this Tenth Congress shall help to further strengthen the fraternal relation between the MLPD which is leading the class struggle in a front ranking imperialist country like Germany and our party which is trying to unite all communist revolutionaries for building a powerful communist party in a country of more than 1.3 billion people, which is among the vast number of countries under various stages of neocolonial domination.

Once again we wish great success to your Tenth Party Congress.

Long Live ICOR!

Long Live proletarian Internationalism!

Long Live the Unity of the MLPD and the CPI (ML) Red Star!

KN Ramachandran

General Secretary

CPI(ML) Red Star
BOLIVIAN President Evo Morales has opened a new “anti-imperialist” military academy intended as the anti-thesis of the infamous US School of the Americas. Venezuela and Nicaragua’s defence ministers attended 17th August opening ceremony in the eastern city of Santa Cruz. “Empires exhibit cultural racism because they do not believe in the popular sovereignty of the people,” Mr Morales said.

Courses will include the Theory of Imperialism, Geopolitics of Imperialism, Geopolitics of Natural Resources and Bolivian Social Structures and graduates will receive the title General Captain of the Armed Forces.

Also present was Argentinian sociologist Atilio Boron, a “first-class academic” who will teach the first module at the military school. The new school is named after former president Juan Jose Torres and will enrole 100 students in its first year. General Torres ran a leftist military regime from 1970 to 1971 when he was deposed in a bloody coup. He was later kidnapped and murdered in Argentina in 1976 as part of the CIA-backed Operation Condor wave of political killings across the continent. The school is intended as a counter to the School of the Americas, now the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Co-operation, in the US state of Georgia which has trained a who’s who of right-wing death squad leaders since 1946.

Bolivian Defence Minister Reymi Ferreira said the academy would follow an “anti-imperialist doctrine” to help soldiers identify key threats to the country’s national sovereignty.
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