South Asia

Nepal: 17 CA members nominated

Seven months after the first sitting of the Constitution Assembly (CA), the government on Friday nominated 17 of the 26 members to the House, according to Dr. Minendra Rijal, Cabinet spokesperson.

The Nepali Congress named eight of the nine lawmakers as per share calculated on the basis of its seats in the assembly. The CPN-UML nominated all eight and the pro-monarchy RPP (Nepal) its sole member under the nomination quota. The main opposition, the UCPN (Maoist), is yet to name its share of four members. Smaller parties in the CA-cum-Parliament get to name the remaining four. In the 601-member CA, 575 members were elected. Twenty-six members were to be nominated from among distinguished personalities and from the underrepresented Janajati communities in the election.

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Printable version | May 15, 2021 9:22:16 PM |

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