The Nepalese people's great victory in the April 10 elections is an inspiration to all of us.
After a decade-long protracted armed struggle in the countryside, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) used the strength of people's support to contest the parliamentary elections.
Their two central demands were the election of a Constituent Assembly, and an end to the monarchy.
Foreign bourgeois observers are reported to be shocked by two things: the relatively smooth conduct of the elections and the sweeping victory to the CPN (Maoist).
However, Comrade Prachanda, leader of the CPN(M) has maintained all along that victory would belong to the people.Nepal is a poor and backward country ruled by a corrupt and unpopular US-backed King. By attending to the basic needs of the rural masses, and by explaining policies patiently to the urban classes, the CPN(M) has outmanoeuvred the reactionaries and neutralised the electoral appeal of the revisionists.
In his March 1927 "Report on an Investigation of the Peasant Movement in Hunan", Chairman Mao Zedong wrote of the challenges facing political activists in China:
"The present upsurge of the peasant movement is a colossal event. In a very short time, in China's central, southern and northern provinces, several hundred million peasants will rise like a mighty storm, like a hurricane, a force so swift and violent that no power, however great, will be able to hold it back. They will smash all the trammels that bind them and rush forward along the road to liberation. They will sweep all the imperialists, warlords, corrupt officials, local tyrants and evil gentry into their graves. Every revolutionary party and every revolutionary comrade will be put to the test, to be accepted or rejected as they decide. There are three alternatives. To march at their head and lead them? To trail behind them, gesticulating and criticizing? Or to stand in their way and oppose them? Every Chinese is free to choose, but events will force you to make the choice quickly. "
The revisionists and reactionaries in Nepal made their choice, and it was not to march at the head of the Nepalese people and lead them to victory in the current stage of bourgeois democratic revolution. They were put to the test and rejected by the Nepalese masses.
The Nepalese revolution will now need the support of the world's people as the current victory is consolidated and fresh advances prepared. The Nepalese feudalists and their backers in Indian expansionist and US imperialist ruling circles will not be easily reconciled to their defeat in Nepal.
Salute the great victory of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong Thought encapsulated in the April 10 election!