KATHMANDU, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Thirty political parties have been elected in Nepal's November 19 Constituent Assembly (CA) which is expected to draft a new constitution within a year, the Election Commission (EC) said Wednesday.
In the direct election held for 240 constituencies, just a dozen parties were elected but 30 parties have been elected on the basis of votes they secured under the proportional representation (PR) system. The first meeting of CA will held after the 21 days after the EC prepares a final list of members of CA after the parties provide a name list of leaders.
The UCPN (Maoist) along with other fringe parties, however, did not attend an all-party meeting called by EC to inform about the final election result. They are demanding to investigate electoral fraud forming an independent panel.
The UCPN (Maoist) which became largest party in 2008 election became the third largest party held in November 19 Constituent Assembly (CA) elections.
Under the proportional, Nepali Congress, a centrist party which has emerged as a largest party bagged 91 seats closely followed by CPN-UML, a moderate communist party of Nepal which is committed to parliamentary system. The UCPN (Maoist) just bagged 54 seats.
Though the final result is out, the government formation process is likely to be delayed in Nepal as there are a lot of legal and constitutional complications. Only after the first meeting of CA, the process of formation of the government will begin. Parties are divided over the leadership of the government and term of the president and vice-president.