More than 12 million voters are expected to turn out for Tuesday’s election, which has put a spotlight on the Maoists.
Nov. 15, 2013Nepal’s Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, known as Prachanda, speaks at a rally in Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu. Raising his fist in the air, Prachanda greeted the attendants of the rally with a revolutionary salute and spoke of policies and reforms brought in favor of the farmers and poor during the nine months the Maoists were in government. He quickly reminded his audience that the biggest hurdle was not having a majority. Anup Kaphle/The Washington Post