Nepali gov't tables bill to extend CA tenure by one year

12:25, May 18, 2010      

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Nepali government has tabled a Bill on Eighth Amendment to the Interim Constitution to extend the Constituent Assembly's tenure by a year, The Himalayan Times reported on Tuesday.

According to government spokesperson Shankar Pokharel, the government tabled a bill on Monday in the Constituent Assembly to amend the interim constitution. The main opposition Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (UCPN-M) support for the bill is a must to amend the constitution as that requires two-thirds majority for the same and the UCPN-M's strength in the House is nearly 40 percent.

The CA's term will expire on May 28, resulting in constitutional vacuum if the CA's term were not extended before that.

Earlier, ruling coalition partners urged the government to prepare a bill for one-year extension to the CA by amending the interim constitution.

Source: Xinhua
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