Saturday, June 02, 2012

Nepal Parliament Disbands

The leader of the Nepal Maoist Party, Puspa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda), said that the absence of an agreement between the competing sides over the drafting of a new constitution forced the country's parliament to be dissolved and the emergence of a political crisis.

"Although various camps have held a number of meetings, we have not succeeded in reaching an agreement, therefore the opportunity to draft new laws has disappeared," Prachanda said Sunday (27/5) to coincide with the end of the constitutional ultimatum and reported AFP from Kathmandu.
He added, we failed to save the parliament from dissolution, although we were negotiating with political party officials regarding the country's future.

In recent days, thousands of Nepalese have held demonstrations in the streets of Kathmandu demanding the drafting of a new constitution as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, in Nepal various political camps involved friction and debate including the issue of constitution.
The drafting of the new constitution is a vital part of the peace process in Nepal which began in 2006 when the Maoist camp laid down its arms.

IRIB / The Truth Seeker Media

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