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Nepal risks political chaos over constitution task focus 06/22/2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Nepal risks political chaos over constitution task

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06/22/2011
KATHMANDU — Having won an extension to do in three months what it failed to manage in three years, Nepal’s parliament has only deferred a crisis that threatens the Himalayan nations’s fragile peace process.

Elected in 2008 after a decade of civil war between the government and Maoist insurgents, the 601-member parliament, or Constituent Assembly, was given a two-year mandate to write a new constitution.

But even after a one-year extension granted in 2010, the country’s bickering political parties were unable to reach a consensus on the new charter — meant to pave the way for fresh elections and usher in a new social and political order after centuries of inequality.

Facing a constitutional crisis, political leaders agreed late last month to a further three-month extension and downgraded the task to just hammering out a first draft for the public to see..... MORE

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