Nepal assembly pledges to finish draft constitution in 18 months Deirdre Jurand at 5:22 PM ET
[JURIST] Officials from the Nepal Constituent Assembly (CA) [official website] on Monday announced [press release] that the CA will finish drafting the country's new constitution within 18 months. According to a unanimously approved timetable, the CA will approve the final version of the constitution by the end of April 2010, and it will be made public by mid-May of that year. The new constitution will replace the current interim constitution [text, PDF; materials], which provides for the dissolution of the House of Representatives and the creation of an interim parliament in which 25 percent of seats are held by former Maoist insurgents. Reuters has more. eKantipur has local coverage.
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