WorldViews: Nepal’s protest candidate channels rising popular disaffection

By Anup Kaphle, November 18, 2013

KATHMANDU When 36-year-old U.S.-educated entrepreneur Ujwal Thapa went to the Election Commission here to register as an independent candidate for Nepal's upcoming elections, he was asked to pick from 50 different symbols. As in many countries, Nepal's ballots include a symbol alongside each name or party to make them easier to remember. Thapa picked the dog a symbolic choice, he said.

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