Sunday, June 24, 2007

Cabinet decides to hold CA polls on Nov 22
The meeting of the Council of Ministers Sunday decided to hold the Constituent Assembly elections on November 22 (Mangsir 6).
A meeting of the eight-party leaders on Saturday had mandated the government to announce the date for the CA polls.
An informal meeting of the Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) of the eight-party alliance held under the coordination of Minister for Peace and Reconstruction Ram Chandra Poudel at his office on Saturday gave the consent to the government.
Earlier, while meeting with PM Koirala, the Election Commission had suggested the government to fix election date for November 23.
During an eight-party meeting two weeks ago, Koirala had suggested that the elections be held on November 26.The CA elections had earlier been slated for June 20, but it was postponed after the Election Commission asked more time for the preparations. The polls will be the first post-war elections and the elected body — the CA—will rewrite Nepal's constitution.

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