Nepal-based parties and Maoists have agreed on a fundamental alliance against the monarchy. The fact that they were speaking was not new: all parties kept in touch during the ten-year conflict. But this time, they have drawn up a serious agenda that provides the framework for a peace agreement. Their dialogue found India`s tacit support and the agreement was reached at meetings in New Delhi. With regard to many lucrative positions in the cabinet, in state-owned companies and ambassadorial positions, supporters of the royal regime are trying miserably to pretend that the understanding of the party`s rebels meant nothing and that there was nothing new. These people can only benefit from the current institution, and that is why they want it to hold up despite serious and legitimate questions about their legitimacy and constitutionality. Therefore, pro-palace politicians, intellectuals and former army generals do not miss the opportunity to denounce understanding in 12 points and do not insist that understanding has no relevance, since the “authority of the state” did not participate. The authority of the state, which they are trying to keep at the centre of political events, has already repeatedly missed this opportunity. Let us not forget that it was the Doramba massacre of 18 Maoists and a civilian by RNA soldiers in August 2003 that derailed peace talks and forced the Maoists to return to the jungle. However, the parties did what the government formed after 1 February 2005, was unwilling to engage the Maoists in favour of a competitive multi-party democracy and to pursue a non-violent policy.  The 12-point pact raised hopes for peace. Some super-royalists, the haters of La Commie and dubious people think it is fatally defective.
It may have a few holes, but it is the most positive step towards peace in a long time. Just listen to professional organizations, human rights defenders, business and ordinary Nepalis. Every part of society welcomed the integration of the insurgents into the mainstream. Even most cautious outsiders like the Americans have given their support, Kofi Annan thinks it`s a good idea, the Swiss have welcomed the strongest step and even promised to allow a deal. Popular support for the pact is roughly proportional to the rejection of the royalists.