Both India and China are likely to be watching the results of Thursday’s election closely.
Despite their agendas of good governance and economic development, the new outfits are unlikely to match up to the big political parties that are masters of vote-bank politics and are deeply rooted in every part of the country.
Most of those accused of rights violations during the civil war will likely be pardoned, while there may be some monetary compensation for cases where abuses are established. Beyond this, there is unlikely to be much else.
The former prime minister will now sell his victimhood at the hands of India, a foolproof electoral strategy, while Pushpa Kamal Dahal and his party will struggle to convince the people about their decision to ditch Oli mid course.