Constitutional Assembly Elections in Nepal 2013: Some Pre-Poll Reflections

Wolf, Siegfried O.

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Abstract

Having witnessed decades of political imbroglio, Nepal is once again set to go to the polls on November 19. After 2008, it will be the second time that the electorate has to cast their ballots for a Constitutional Assembly (CA) - the country’s national parliament. However, instead of gleefully looking forward to what is meant to be a "feast of democracy", sentiments of concern prevail among Nepalese and international observers. On the face of it this might seem odd because the call for an election is the logical next step now that a new constitution has been drafted.

Document type: Working paper
Publisher: South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF)
Place of Publication: Brussels
Date: 2013
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 3 December 2013
Number of Pages: 8
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Controlled Subjects: Nepal, Wahl, Parlament, Geschichte 2013
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nepal, Wahlen, Verfassungsgebende Versammlung, Geschichte 2013 / Nepal, Elections, Constitutional Assembly, History 2013
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: Nepal
Series: Subjects > SADF Comment
Volume: 2