Nepali EC publicizes allocation CA seats under PR system 2008-04-25 20:22:27   Print

    KATHMANDU, April 25 (Xinhua) -- The Nepali Election Commission (EC) Friday announced the allocation of seats for the Constituent Assembly (CA) as per the final results of the elections held under the proportional representation (PR) electoral system.

    The EC divided the 335 CA seats under the PR system at the EC office in capital Kathmandu Friday afternoon.

    As per the final announcement, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)(CPN-M) has won 100 seats, Nepali Congress (NC) has won 73 seats, the Communist Party Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) has won 70 seats.

    The parties have to submit the name lists of winning candidates within seven days from Friday as per the inclusive standards maintained by the EC.

    Similarly, the EC has allotted three more days to check over the lists submitted by the parties if the lists failed to meet the criteria set by the EC.

    The final PR result showed that 25 political parties are set to occupy seats in the CA that is to draft a new constitution.

    The counting for the votes under the First-Past-The-Post (FPTP) has been completed on Tuesday.

    According to the final tally, the CPN-M has won 120 out of the total 240 seats under the FPTP, the direct poll.

    NC, the largest party in the Interim Parliament, is a distant second with 37 seats followed by the CPN-UML with 33 seats.

    According to the agreement reached among Nepali political parties, 240 CA members would be elected through FPTP and 335 CA members from the PR electoral system while another 26 CA members would be nominated in the 601-member Constituent Assembly.

    The Constituent Assembly to be formed after the elections started on April 10, is to decide the future political setup and the fate of the monarchy of Nepal.

Editor: Gao Ying
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