Nepal = Egypt?

You have to start worrying when Egypt becomes a byword for fake elections: - Nepal on its way to become Egypt? Seven major parties including Nepali Congress Party will join the boycott of April 2007 parliamentary elections:
Nepal still is dragging its foot on bringing multi-party democracy back. The King is stubborn and there are signs that he and his regime is trying to bring a puppet parliament in session that will follow his orders like that of Mubarak of Egypt. Constitutional multi-party democracy can be a joke if the supreme person controls the election. In that way Nepal and Egypt will have perfect similarity.

From an Indian newspaper.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,