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Nepal misses new constitution deadline
Nepal's ruling parties to hold emergency talks to avert a fresh crisis before parliament's term expires.
Last Modified: 28 May 2011 02:26

Nepal's parliament was elected in 2008 with a two-year mandate to fulfil the terms of the peace agreement that followed a long civil war and write a new constitution for the world's youngest republic.

It has been unable to complete either task, despite being given an extra 12 months in 2010. Unless a fresh extension can be agreed, its term will expire at midnight (1815 GMT) Saturday, leaving the country in legal vacuum.

The widespread hope that followed the end of the 2006 war has been replaced by a growing sense of anger and frustration in one of the world's poorest countries.

Al Jazeera's Subina Shrestha reports from the capital Kathmandu.

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