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Rebel visit moves Nepal closer to peace

After a decade of conflict, Nepal’s Maoist rebels formally joined a political process over the weekend with a pact that appears to move the country decisively toward peace. Optimism is palpable in the country after a landmark meeting Friday between the prime minister and rebel leader Prachanda that laid the groundwork for a new government. The deal calls for drafting an interim constitution in 15 days, forming an interim government with Maoist participation, announcing a date for constituent assembly elections, and dissolving both the parliament and rebel-run local governments. Full Story

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