Nepalese leaders seek to draft new constitution by May end

The chief of a top panel drafting a new constitution for the country on Tuesday expressed confidence that it would finish its job as the deadline for the promulgation of the document drew near.

Kathmandu: The chief of a top panel
drafting a new constitution for the country on Tuesday expressed
confidence that it would finish its job as the deadline for
the promulgation of the document drew near.

Nilamber Acharya, the Chairman of Constitutional
Committee (CC) said all outstanding issues, including those
regarding the electoral procedure and the form of governance,
will be resolved by the sub-committee at the earliest.

The Constitutional Committee (CC) today extended the
term of its important sub-committee, headed by Maoist chief
Prachanda, by 15 days. Its term was extended to March 29,
according to officials.

Nepal’s Constituent Assembly has set May 28 as the
deadline to promulgate the new republican constitution with
federalism and mult-party system as its core structure.

Nepal`s 2006 peace process has been stalled due to a
seven-month deadlock over the formation of a new government,
which ended on February 3 after 17 attempts.

PTI