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SOAS South Asia Institute

Nepal Elections 2013 - What Next?

David Gellner (University of Oxford), CK Lal, Mara Malagodi (London School of Economics), Surya Subedi (University of Leeds)

Date: 6 December 2013Time: 5:30 PM

Finishes: 6 December 2013Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College BuildingsRoom: G51

Type of Event: Round Table

Series: SSAI Seminar Programme

Britain-Nepal Academic Council 


Nepal is gearing up to the elections of its second Constituent Assembly (CA). The polls are now scheduled to be held on Tuesday 19 November after having been postponed twice, in November 2012 and June 2013. Nepali voters this month will elect members to a unicameral assembly, which is deputed to function both as the country’s legislature and constitution-drafting body. It will again feature 601 seats allocated through a mixed electoral system. The success of the now faltering seven-year-long peace process entirely hinges on the country’s multiplying political groups finding a viable agreement, both inside and outside the CA, upon the drafting of the new constitution—the seventh in Nepal’s history.

Please join us to share thoughts on the elections, and what they mean for the future of Nepal.

Organiser: Britain-Nepal Academic Council

Contact email: centres@soas.ac.uk

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