2065: A year of surprises

By all accounts, the year 2065 in the Nepali Calendar has been most eventful in the country's political history. The turn of events throughout the year took all and sundry by surprise.

The historic Constituent Assembly (CA) election results were a complete surprise. The CPN (Maoist) emerged as the dominant force in the 601-member Assembly. 'Mainstream' political parties -- the grand old Nepali Congress and CPN-UML -- were relegated to second and third positions respectively. UML general secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal resigned on moral grounds ending his 14-year-reign.