Record voter turnout in Nepal elections

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

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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