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Record voter turnout in Nepal elections

Voters choosing members of national assembly to draft new constitution after years of political deadlock.

Last updated: 20 Nov 2013 05:56
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The chief election commissioner in Nepal says voter turnout has been the largest in the nation's history.

Security was tight across the country after a coalition of 33 parties threatened to disrupt Tuesday's voting.

An eight-year-old boy was injured after a bomb went off near a polling station in the capital, Kathmandu. Despite the incident, it is hoped the election will end six years of political deadlock.

Voters are electing a second national assembly to write a new constitution after the first failed.

Al Jazeera's Sohail Rahman reports from Kathmandu.

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