Nepal's Maoist party has been able to mobilize peasants for insurgency, but it could not mobilize them to vote for the communists in elections. Ties of clientelist dependency enabled landed elites to mobilize peasants to vote for other parties in 1992 and 1994, but insurgent violence weakened those ties, enabling Maoists to mobilize support for insurgency.

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