Nepal Maoist rebels press for progress towards new constitution Joshua Pantesco at 12:12 PM ET
[JURIST] Nearly 200,000 people rallied in Kathmandu outside the palace of King Gyanendra [official profile] Friday in a protest organized by Nepal's Maoist rebel insurgency [BBC profile] to pressure the new government into speeding up plans to elect a special assembly to draft a new Nepal constitution. Krishna Bahadur Mahara [eKantipur.com interview], the Maoist negotiator with the recently reinstated parliament, told the crowd that the Maoist rebels should be included in the election preparations, and repeated a call for the enactment of an interim constitution [JURIST report] before a formal text is drafted and approved.
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