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Nepali Election Commission releases names of candidates elected under PR system
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19:19, May 08, 2008

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Nepal's Election Commission (EC) Thursday released the final list of 335 candidates nominated for the Constituent Assembly (CA) under proportional representation (PR) system.

According to the EC, out of 54 political parties contested in April 10 CA elections, 25 parties managed to win seats through PR system.

The EC distributed certificates to winning candidates representing 25 parties amidst a program held in Nepali capital Kathmandu.

Chief Election Commissioner Bhoj Raj Pokharel said that the list of the nominated candidates will be submitted to Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala later Thursday.

Under the PR system, Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (CPN-M) won a total of 100 seats to become the largest party. Similarly, Nepali Congress and Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) (CPN-UML) managed to secure 73 and 70 seats respectively.

As per the Interim Constitution of Nepal, the PM will call the first meeting of the CA within 21 days after the final announcement of the CA polls results.

Source: Xinhua

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