Nepal hopes first state elections will give people a voice

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In this Nov. 18, 2017, photo, a Nepalese man holds a Nepali Congress party flag during a door to door election campaign in Kathmandu, Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Eleven years after Nepal began its journey toward democracy, the nation’s people will finally get a say in running their local regions, giving voice to those who feel overlooked in a country with diverse ethnic groups and cultures.