The Maoist political party in Nepal is expected to take power over the government after the recent election numbers are tallied the International Herald Tribune reports.
Just two years ago the Maoists were a group of guerrilla dissidents marching across Nepal, in a few weeks they are expected to be the ruling majority in Nepal. This is surprising because predictions did not include them winning much and they are now poised to take the government over by a landslide.
With the early counts in it appears that Maoist candidates took 108 of the 196 districts where counting had been completed Monday the Associated Press reports.
Because of the Maoists now holding power the fear of an armed revolt after the elections has ended.
This new government is expected to end a 239 year dynasty and rewrite the constitution.